09 Jun '11, 9am
Survey Shows Most Restaurants Recycle & Consumers Dig It
City infrastructure is often cited as a major obstacle to restaurants adopting a recycling initiative. Recycling infrastructure isn’t quite as advanced in other cities as it is in San Francisco, for example, which has a composting law for businesses and gives restaurants a discount on garbage collection fees if they recycle. The survey shows that recycling infrastructure differs depending on region, with the Northeast reigning supreme at 80 percent, the West 70 percent, the Midwest 63 percent and the South lagging behind at 46 percent. One can only hope that with rising consumer demand for restaurants that recycle and compost, demand for more supportive infrastructure will grow as a consequence.