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3 Steps to Reduce Plastic & Benefit Your Business: A Guide for Restaurants and Eateries

"Despite our best intentions, some of the packaging we give customers will be littered. 80% of this debris is plastic.

Whether your restaurant is right on the beach or hundreds of miles from the coast, wind and rain inevitably sweep cups, bottles, bags, straws, utensils, and other packaging into our oceans, rivers, and lakes, where it injures animals and pollutes the water.

Plastic adsorbs pollutants (like pesticides and heavy metals). It carries pathogens and small invasive species to new homes. Eventually, it breaks into tiny bits that contaminate soil and water. Plus, ocean animals mistake it for food. It goes up the food chain, so the plastic (with toxic pollutants!) ends up in people when we eat seafood.

By reducing the plastic you give to customers, you will help reduce litter, protect the quality of food sources, and protect the landscapes and wildlife that support tourism – all while saving money and helping your business thrive."

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