Ocean Friendly Restaurants
Help the food service industry towards a green transition
To reduce plastic pollution and reverse the trend of climate change, we all have a role to play.
By adapting the original program launched by Surfrider US for a more European context in respect to Member states specificities, Surfrider Europe engages itself in the sustainable transition of the food service industry and calls for the pursuit of this global effort towards Ocean protection.
Reduce the environmental impact of the food service industry by following the adoption of targeted legislative measures.
What is Ocean Friendly Restaurants?
“A program to increase awareness, drive behavioral change, and improve sustainability within Europe's food service industry. ”
8 mandatory criteria
Plus a choice of 5 out of the following 14 options
. No use of plastic bottle for beverages, including take away
. Free tap/fountain water at the consumers disposal
. The client’s reusable container can be used for taking away or remaining food
. Practices to reduce the packaging of the food for what concerns provider’s chain
. Vegan option in the menu
. No more paper communication (flyer, posters, etc.)
. Energy-save systems (electricity, water, etc.)
. No single-use napkins
. Put sign in toilets to invite people to throw only paper in the toilets
. No single-use towels in the toilets
. Organize a Surfrider action or event close to or in the restaurant (organize an Ocean Initiative, hosting an “Apér’Océan” of the local Surfrider group, etc.)
. No seasoning in individual packages when consuming onsite
. Possibility of composting food onsite
. Fishes proposed at the menu comes from sustainable fishing
Subscribing to Ocean Friendly Restaurants, what’s the benefit?
Adhering to the Ocean Friendly Restaurant guidelines connects businesses to a larger community committed to the food service industry green transition. By subscribing to the program, a restaurant owner will be part of an extensive global network and thus contribute to the ecofriendly movement.