Restaurants across California are poised to introduce an “optional” one percent tax to help patrons offset their carbon emissions and negate other harmful environmental impacts caused by their personal dining experience.
“The Restore California Renewable Restaurant program will give diners the opportunity to pay the voluntary fee as an addition to their check,” reports The Hill. “The money will go to a public fund run by the California Air Resources Board that helps farmers who use sustainable practices to reduce carbon emissions.”
The program officially kicked-off last Tuesday and is available to any restaurant throughout the Golden State that chooses to participate.
“Restore California closes the economic loop between producers and consumers, creating a renewable food system,” the website states.
Read the full report at The Hill.