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.
Across Los Angeles
Plastic Straws Used everyday in the US
Dollars a year to clean up plastic waste
More plastic than fish in the ocean
OCEAN FRIENDLY RESTAURANT 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.
Plastic straws provided only upon request.
ADDITIONAL BEST PRACTICES
(PLUS, choose at least 2 of the following Optional Criteria)
Discount offered for customers with reusable cup, mug, bag, etc.
Vegetarian or vegan friendly options available. Sustainably certified seafood.
All seafood must be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch* or certified as sustainable.
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.
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* Courtesy of the City of San José