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.

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Whether you are a restaurant looking to go ocean friendly or a volunteer looking to get involved with the program, we want to hear from you!