Recycling is not a word usually heard in a bar or restaurant … but that may be changing. Ever wonder what happens to that vodka bottle after the bartender sets your Ketel One Vodka Marvelous Mule on the bar? Or to that garnish added with a flourish – but rarely eaten?
Up until now not a lot – bottles and tossed-aside garnishes end up in the trash on the way to a landfill. (See the M-PASS November 2007 blog article “It’s Very Clear … We Should Be Recycling Glass.”)
It’s difficult to get an accurate count of the number of bars and restaurants in Atlanta. So let’s just say it’s a lot. If you take just part of the Virginia Highlands neighborhood, you’ll find at least ten restaurants and bars in under a half mile. And if you don’t want to walk even a little ways down the street, Ponce City Market has more than twenty spots serving food and drink and Krog Street Market more than eight.