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! Watch for your favorite restaurants to display this window sticker, and you can also promote the program with them! It’s FREE!
To learn more about this exciting pollution prevention program, visit: www.oceanfriendlyrestaurantsoc.org
Surfrider Foundation acknowledges that we cannot claim that all listed Restaurants are 100% in compliance with OFR standards at all times, but that Surfrider Foundation strives to diligently review compliance on a regular basis. If an Ocean Friendly Restaurant is found to be out of compliance, they are removed from the website as quickly as possible. Such a restaurant will not be reinstated on the list of Ocean Friendly Restaurants until the compliance issue is remedied.