01 Jun '11, 8pm

Yes, People Who Dine in Restaurants Want Them to Recycle

Three out of five people prefer to eat at restaurants that have recycling practices in place, according to a study conducted by the National Restaurant Association. The study found that roughly two-thirds of the nation's restaurants practice some level of recycling, but they would be more profitable if they implemented comprehensive programs. Other highlights include: 85% of consumers say they sort recyclables in quickservice restaurants if receptacles are provided. 74% of restaurateurs who recycle do so in the kitchen and office areas, while 43% have a program in the dining room and other customer-facing areas. 72% of restaurant operators use products made from recycled materials, most commonly bags, paper products and food containers. 51% of consumers say they're willing to pay a little more at a restaurant that recycles. 13% of restaurants participate in composting prog...

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