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Let’s Shedd Plastic & Chicago Restaurant Week

As you become a Chicago culinary connoisseur, working your way through the best food the city has to offer, you can also help our planet.

More than 35 restaurants participating in Chicago Restaurant Week have partnered with Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium in its Let’s Shedd Plastic initiative, which encourages the reduction of single-use plastic to protect and conserve the aquatic animal world.

By visiting and ordering from Let’s Shedd Plastic partners, you are also joining in the fight to keep plastic out of our rivers, lakes and oceans.

  • Aba
  • Antico Posto
  • Beatrix – Fulton Market
  • Beatrix – Oak Brook
  • Beatrix – River North
  • Beatrix – Streeterville
  • Cabra
  • Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
  • Cherry Circle Room
  • Duck Duck Goat
  • Ema
  • Hub 51
  • Il Porcellino
  • L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge
  • Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!
  • Lonesome Rose
  • Longman & Eagle
  • Majani Soulfood Vegan Cuisine
  • Mon Ami Gabi Lincoln Park
  • Osteria Via Stato
  • Pizzeria Portofino
  • RPM Italian
  • RPM Seafood
  • RPM Steak
  • Shaw’s Crab House
  • Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg
  • Split-Rail
  • Sugargoat
  • Summer House Santa Monica
  • Sushi-san
  • Tokio Pub
  • Wildfire Chicago
  • Wildfire Glenview
  • Wildfire Lincolnshire
  • Wildfire Oakbrook
  • Wildfire Schaumburg

Visit this list of Let’s Shedd Plastic and Chicago Restaurant Week partners to pick which restaurant to go to next!

More about Let’s Shedd Plastic

Let’s Shedd Plastic empowers restaurants to take feasible and measurable steps toward reducing their plastic footprint. Shedd hopes to engage Chicago restaurants and their patrons from all corners of the city to create a healthier and more sustainable future for people and aquatic life.

Everyone can join the movement and reduce single-use plastic, minimize waste and create a safer and cleaner planet all year long. Here are some tips from Shedd Aquarium to prevent plastic pollution.

✓ Nominate a restaurant

Nominate your favorite restaurant to join Let’s Shedd Plastic. Fill out this form and Shedd’s team of conservation experts will reach out!

✓ Opt for reusables

Replace single-use disposable plastic items like cutlery with your carry-out meals with reusables. Check out Shedd’s consciously curated shopping guide with a focus on conserving nature.

✓ Raise your voice

The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 was introduced in Congress, and we need your help to move it forward. The bill would increase industry participation in solutions, incentivize innovation to reduce single-use plastic and support next generation waste management infrastructure at the local and state level. Please contact your member of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act.

✓ Restore local habitats

Join one of Shedd Aquarium’s Action Days. You’ll pick up litter or remove invasive plants that pose another threat to local wildlife.

✓ Sign up for plastic pollution alerts

Calling all nature lovers, animal enthusiasts and community scientists! Join Surge: a dedicated community for Earth-friendly living. We need your energy, your passion and your ideas to drive this community dedicated to building a healthy and equitable future for all members of our shared planet. Get tips delivered right to your inbox from experts you trust! Sign up for Surge.

Support restaurants reducing plastic during Chicago Restaurant Week

Want to eat incredible food and help the planet at the same time? During Chicago Restaurant Week, March 25-April 10, be sure to visit 35 restaurants in the city that have joined our Let’s Shedd Plastic movement, making a commitment to reduce single-use plastics like to-go containers, straws and cutlery. By visiting and ordering from Let’s Shedd Plastic partners, you are also joining in the fight to keep plastic out of our rivers, lakes and oceans.

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