Out of an abundance of caution, many businesses and individuals stopped using reusable items such as cups and bags in favor of disposable alternatives to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As of July 2020, we now know more about how the virus spreads and precautions to put in to place. According to health experts in a statement released in early July, both disposable and reusable items share a similar and low risk for disease transmission. When using reusable items precautions can be taken to make them as or more safe than disposables such as making sure they are properly washed and instituting no-touch practices for reusable items being brought in from the outside. Read the full statement.
To implement safe use of reusable items in your hospitality business, Oceanic Global put out guidelines for reopening sustainable businesses in the time of COVID-19. Use the guidelines to make sure your business has the appropriate systems in place to keep your staff and your customers healthy.
For designation as a Coastal Connection Restaurant, complete all four actions required for the One Star designation. Additional Stars can be earned by completing the actions in that level. Contact the Sustainability Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-393-7997 to learn more or schedule a site visit.
Provide straws by request only.
Use reusable tableware for onsite dining.
Provide only non-plastic takeaway containers and bags. No polystyrene foam. Cutlery by request only.