Los Angeles Chapter

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

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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.

450+

Restaurants Registered

Across U.S. and Canada

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)

Only reusable foodware is used for onsite dining.*

Proper recycling practices 
are followed.

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.**

** Foodware includes dinnerware, drinkware, silverware, and ramekins/containers.

** Exceptions may be made for alternatives made from other naturally occurring materials and reusables.

 

ADDITIONAL BEST PRACTICES
(PLUS, choose at least 2 of the following Optional Criteria)

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

All seafood must be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch* or certified as sustainable.

Vegetarian or vegan friendly options available. Sustainably certified seafood.

Water conservation and pollution mitigation efforts are implemented.

No beverages sold in plastic bottles.

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

*Seafood Watch’s FishChoice info (Register and Test your seafood HERE and use the Validation Code OFR LA)

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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