Surfrider Foundation – Ocean Friendly Restaurants Criteria – Summer 2019

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean. Restaurants participating must follow the first five criteria: • No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam). • Proper recycling practices…

Surfrider Foundation - Ocean Friendly Restaurants Criteria - Summer 2019

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The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean.

Restaurants participating must follow the first five criteria:

• No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam).
• Proper recycling practices are followed.
• Only reusable foodware is used for onsite dining.*
• No plastic bags offered with take out or to-go orders and utensils are provided only upon request.
• Paper straws are provided only upon request.**

And choose a minimum of two of these criteria:

• No beverages are sold in plastic bottles.
• A discount is offered for customers with reusable cup, container, bag, etc.
• Vegetarian/vegan food options are offered on a regular basis.
• All seafood is ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch, or certified as sustainable.
• Water conservation and pollution mitigation efforts are implemented.
• Energy efficiency efforts are in place.

Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day. This pollution is impacting our marine ecosystems, wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, fish, and turtles, and plastic fragments are even displacing plankton at the base of the food chain. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. One restaurant, one customer at a time, increases awareness, drives change in behavior and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic (and water!) footprint.

Learn more about Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program here go.surfrider.org/ofr

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