Plastic free to protect the sea!
certification program to reduce single-use plastics
A large portion of marine debris is made up of single-use plastic items commonly used by the food industry, like straws, bags, coffee cups, and take-out containers. Consumers and businesses are both increasingly adopting more sustainable practices by reducing their single-use plastic use, and businesses should be recognized for these efforts. That’s where the Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia (OFNS) Initiative comes in. Created by the Coastal Action, this tiered certification system encourages reducing single-use plastic use in cafés and restaurants and gives recognition for these positive changes.
how to join
Businesses have the opportunity to choose which items they would like to work towards eliminating at each tier, where certification is awarded once achieved. We are committed to supporting and meeting with interested businesses to sketch a path forward and provide resources to make the plastic free transition easy seamless.
If you would like to participate in the Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia (OFNS) Certification Program, or have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia's pilot year in Lunenburg is supported by Nova Scotia Environment.