Check out this Reference Guide and Alternatives Pricing Guide to help become an Ocean Friendly Restaurant. *

* Courtesy of the City of San José

The Ocean Friendly Restaurant (OFR) program helps restaurants minimize their impact on the ocean by adopting practices that reduce single-use plastic waste, maximize energy efficiency and conserve water.

12

Restaurants Registered

Across Los Angeles

500

Million

Plastic Straws Used everyday in the US

13

Billion

Dollars a year to clean up plastic waste

2050

The year

More plastic than 
fish in the ocean

OCEAN FRIENDLY RESTAURANT PRACTICES

MANDATORY PRACTICES

No expanded polystyrene 
use (aka Styrofoam)

Reusable tableware for all onsite dining; to-go utensils provided only upon request

Proper recycling practices 
are followed.

No plastic bags distributed for takeout or to-go orders.

ADDITIONAL BEST PRACTICES

Plastic straws provided only upon request.

Discount offered for customers with reusable cup, mug, bag, etc.

Vegetarian or vegan friendly options available. Sustainably certified seafood.

Water conservation efforts such as low-flow faucets and toilets as well as water only upon request.

No beverages sold in plastic bottles.

Energy efficiency efforts such as LED lighting and Energy Star appliances.

Restaurant Guides

While we work on our own locally suggested products and distributors, here is some excellent information.

Reference Guide

Information about suggest products, materials, and venders. *

Alternatives Pricing Guide

A large selection of products and estimated prices. *

* Courtesy of the City of San José

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