Restaurant gets real on recycling

Alterra Coffee Roasters is committed to becoming a zero-waste operation

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story has been updated to clarify that Mars Inc. acquired the global distribution rights of Alterra in 2010.

A recent survey by the National Restaurant Association found that 65 percent of restaurateurs have a recycling program in place. Alterra Coffee Roasters of Milwaukee, Wis., is especially committed to sustainability.

The 13-unit company, founded in 1993 and whose global distribution rights were acquired by Mars I

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