Plastic free to protect the sea!
business recognition 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 we believe businesses should be recognized for these efforts. That’s where the Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia (OFNS) program comes in. Created by 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
Currently in it's pilot year (2019-2020), the OFNS program is focusing on food service businesses, i.e cafés and restaurants. Such businesses now have the opportunity to be recognized for the items they have eliminated or are working to elimate. Coastal Action is committed to supporting and meeting with interested businesses to sketch a path forward and provide resources to make the plastic-free transition seamless. If you would like to participate in the Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia (OFNS) Certification Program, or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia's pilot year in Lunenburg is supported by Nova Scotia Environment.