OCEAN FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

Our OFR Certified Restaurants greatly contribute towards the betterment of our environement by taking the pledge to eliminate harmful and unnecessary materials such as single-use plastic and styrofoam.

WHY GET INVOLVED?

 

Plastic does not biodegrade. In fact, every piece of plastic ever made still exists today, polluting our oceans and bodies of water at an alarming rate.

 

Our OFR program is generating a new class of restaurants motivated to protect our planet and put an end to this worldwide plastic epidemic. Together we can increase awareness, encourage and promote change through a few simple steps!

5.25 Trillion

 

PIECES OF PLASTIC

IN THE OCEAN

500 Million

 

PLASTIC STRAWS

USED EVERY DAY

100 Billion

 

PLASTIC BAGS USED

EACH YEAR IN THE U.S.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS?

 

A business that is certified Ocean Friendly is required to follow 5 steps and choose a minimum of 2 additional.

No expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is used.

No plastic bags are offered for takeout or to-go orders.

Proper recycling practices are followed.

Straws are provided only upon request.

Only reusable tableware is used for onsite dining, and disposable utensils for takeout food are provided only upon request.

JOIN THE PROGRAM!

With 135 Ocean Friendly Restaurants in the state of California and nearly 450 across the country, our Huntington / Seal Beach Chapter is dedicated to spreading awareness of this impactful program and we hope that you'll join us for this new wave of dining!

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Attend one of our training sessions (offered quarterly) to learn about OFR Certification and how you can get involved.

 

This volunteer-based program greatly relies on the support of our community to keep it going and we encourage you to visit some of these additional resources for a more in depth look at what it takes to become ocean friendly!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tony Soriano

Ocean Friendly Gardens

Chair

 

 

tsoriano@hsb.surfrider.org