07 Jun '11, 4pm

Why aren't restaurants recycling?

Why aren't restaurants recycling?

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Maderibeyza About two-thirds of restaurants recycle paper and other materials, but among operators without a program in place, only one-fifth plan to start one in the next year. That’s according to a new survey from the National Restaurant Association, which overall demonstrated a strong industry commitment to recycling, along with consumer enthusiasm for restaurants with recycling programs. SEE: 7 Green Restaurants Around the U.S. So why the hesitancy among non-recycling businesses? The seeming disparity between restaurants that do and don’t is likely a question of infrastructure, education and related costs – not attitudes, explains Chris Moyer, director of the association’s conservation initiative. “Sometimes there are recycling options out there, but they just don’t know where to find them,” says Moyer, a former restaurant employee himself. “Wh...

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