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Flint Crepe Company gets national attention for bacon soap

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(02/13/14) - Employees at the Flint Crepe Company always look for ways to decrease their carbon footprint.

Nearly everything is reused. Coffee grounds become compost for soil and paper goods are made of recycled materials.

"Pretty much everything we use, from the ticket we write your order on to the cup we pour your drink in. We want to make sure we're accounting for that and not just it's out of our hands and now it's going to a landfill," said Erik Agar, of the Flint Crepe Company.

Now the restaurant is getting national attention for what they're doing with bacon grease. The March issue of Food Network Magazine puts the spotlight on bacon soap - sold here.

Surprisingly, there's a lot of grease to go around.

Not a single drop of the bacon grease is wasted. It's a key ingredient in the ginger-citrus infused soap turned out by the restaurant owner's sister.

Don't worry - it doesn't leave you smelling like bacon.

"It actually has a nice floral, exotic scent. The reason bacon is really nice is because it is high in fat, so soaps go really well when they're high in fat," Agar said.

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