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Byzantine Empire (for recycling)

Let’s hand it to the fathers and daughters of recycling! As far back as 400 B.C.—during the rein of the Byzantine Empire—there were tree huggers! Well, in this case, glass huggers. Yes, that’s right, even Plato got into recycling!


Plato wrote about the importance of recycling trying to promote those of his time to make the most of their waste products. While Plato’s view was from a philosophical stance, and it makes perfect sense, history has demonstrated that recycling peaks during times of distress. Disaster, war and famine can—and typically do—create the necessity to recycle. Today, we’re hopeful our descendants will regale stories of how 21st Century recycling efforts helped save the planet!


Read here for a little more on the history of recycling.


Since we started with recycling glass, let’s bring that to present day. Please allow us to introduce you to Atlanta-based recycled glass jewelry artist Kathleen Plate of Smart Glass Jewelry. Her work is spectacular. Enjoy!


Smart Glass Jewelry - necklace



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Chef Linton Hopkins

Chef Linton Hopkins is a household name in Atlanta…and beyond. We “revere” Chef Linton for his commitment to using, and promoting the use of, local and sustainable ingredients, as well as his masterful creativity.


Chef Linton Hopkins and Chef Ahmad Nourzad


(Chef Linton Hopkins with Chef Ahmad Nourzad. Photo by Travis S. Taylor)


Among Chef Linton’s many distinguishing moments are his 2012 James Beard Award for Best Chef-Southeast, and being appointed a Georgia Grown Executive Chef by Commissioner Gary W. Black of the Georgia Department of Agriculture in 2013, the same year our own Chef Ahmad Nourzad was appointed (photo).


Given the litany of Chef Linton’s illustrious culinary achievements, it’s surprising to read that the was named Food & Wine‘s Best New Chef 2009. “NEW” is the surprising part…Chef Linton is hardly new to the culinary world. Today, he’s wholly ingrained in the Atlanta food scene. You can’t swing a Peachtree Road Farmers Market (of which he and wife Gina are founding partners) carrot without hitting a Linton Hopkins restaurant! And speaking of a powerful swing, have you enjoyed the famous H&F Burger at Turner Field?


Chef Linton’s endeavors include Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch Public House, H&F Bread, H&F Bottle Shop, and The Cafe at Linton’s in the Garden, which will later be a full, multi-story restaurant on the grounds of Atlanta Botanical Garden. And there are more on the way!


Congratulations on your continued success, Chef Linton, and applaud your commitment to sustainability.

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