Ocean Friendly Restaurants is a free and voluntary certification program for restaurants who are environmentally friendly and support Surfrider’s mission of clean beaches and waters. Certified restaurants protect stormwater from pollutants such as bacteria, Styrofoam, plastic bags and straws, and properly manage their used fats, oils and grease to prevent sanitary sewer overflows and grease clogs, which can impair water quality, close beaches and restaurants, and impact economies.
We are also partnering with Waste Management in diverting food waste to renewable energy, and are reducing the potential for bacteria to enter stormwater runoff from trash areas.
To get involved or intern with Judith Marquez, our chapter’s lead on this program, send an email to OFR@newportbeach.surfrider.org
We’re keeping beaches and waves clean, one restaurant at a time! To learn more about this exciting pollution prevention program, click here: www.oceanfriendlyrestaurantsoc.org