The Charleston chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is beginning an initiative to help keep local waterways clean by spotlighting better habits of one of Charleston’s biggest business sectors: restaurants. Ocean Friendly Restaurants is an effort to encourage local food establishments to discontinue the use of such products as styrofoam plates, cups and boxes, and plastic cups and bags. Recycling and composting practices are encouraged as are buying local and offering vegan and vegetarian menu options.
Click here to see the list of the simple requirements: 4 required with a minimum of 3 more that must be selected. Some of the local restaurants participating in in the program are: Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island, Wild Olive on Johns Island, Pickled Palate in Mt. Pleasant, Screen Door on James Island, and Butcher and Bee on the Charleston Peninsula.
Click here to learn more about Ocean Friendly Restaurants.
For more information about the Surfrider Foundation and its mission, check out their video.