Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics:

Tips for Restaurants

  • Only reusable foodware is used for onsite dining.*

  • Paper straws are provided only upon request.**

  • No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam).

  • No plastic bags are used for takeout or to-go orders.

  • Single-use utensils, straws, condiments, and other accessory items are provided only upon request.

  • Beverages are not sold in plastic bottles.

  • Proper recycling practices are followed.

* Foodware includes dinnerware, drinkware, silverware, and ramekins/containers.

** Exceptions may be made for naturally occurring materials (e.g. hay, bamboo) and reusables (e.g. metal, glass), not including bio-based plastic. Straws should be provided to anyone who needs one, including people with disabilities.