Eleanor’s Coffee Bar + Market Becomes Second Ocean Friendly Restaurant in the Coastal Bend

Eleanor’s Coffee Bar + Market has officially signed up with the Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant program to reduce plastic one restaurant and one customer at a time.

Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant (OFR) program highlights businesses that pledge to meet an ocean friendly standard, based on a comprehensive list of criteria. This criteria includes that the OFR agrees to comply with the following four required program criteria:

1. No expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is used.
2. Proper recycling practices are followed.
3. Only reusable tableware is used for onsite dining, and disposable utensils for takeout food are provided only upon request.
4. No plastic bags are offered for takeout or to-go orders.

In addition to the four required each OFR is to select (at a minimum) of three additional criteria as listed below:

1. Plastic straws are provided only upon request.
2. No beverages are sold in plastic bottles.
3. A discount is offered for customer with reusable cup, mug, bag, etc.
4. Vegetarian/ Vegan food options are offered on a regular basis.
5. All seafood must be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch or certified as sustainable.
6. Water conservation efforts, such as low-flow faucets and toilets, are implemented.
7. Energy efficiency efforts, such as LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, are in place.

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01 2018