Local Restaurant, Dry Cleaner, or Chamber of Commerce

Engage With Your Local Restaurant, Dry Cleaner or Chamber of Commerce

Explore Restaurants and Dry Cleaners

Step 1. Explore which restaurants and dry cleaners in your community are already using non-plastic take-out containers


Study Dover's Survey

Step 2. Study

  • Dover’s survey of businesses and restaurants - In progress and coming soon!




Suggest Straws on Request

Step 3. Suggest starting a campaign for restaurants to provide straws only on request


Convene Interested Others

Step 4. Study and suggest alternatives to plastic straws. Explore this resource: Guide for Alternatives to Foam Food Containers



Develop List of Suggestions to Limit Plastic

Step 5. Develop a bullet point list of suggestions that can be distributed to restaurant members including making sure dumpsters are closed, discontinuing straws, and using compostable take-out containers.


Read "Hold the Plastic, Please" guide for restaurants from Beyond Plastics




Write a Letter to the Editor

Step 6. Write a letter to the editor celebrating restaurants in your town that are using sustainable practices



Campaign to Distribute Reusable Take-Out Bag

Step 7. Start a campaign to distribute reusable take-out bags to customers




Resources