Tools for restaurants seeking Ocean Friendly certification.
Alternatives to Expanded Polystyrene
When ordering products, look for those that would biodegrade in the Marine environment. Examples of commonly available materials are bagasse, wheat straw, and fiber. Avoid hard plastics that are recyclable but may not be accepted curbside or which would not biodegrade in the marine environment, including compostable plastics. The City of Miami Beach website provides a guide to alternative materials.
Proper Recycling Practices
The City of Hollywood requires all commercial establishments to recycle. To learn more about the City's requirements and get guidance on setting up a commercial recycling program, visit the Public Works webpage.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program helps restaurants and consumers choose seafood farmed or fished in such a way that have less impact to the environment.