We do not use polystyrene foam (Styrofoam). Our full-scale recycling program includes the separation and processing of cardboard, glass, metal, plastic.
ELIMINATION OF BOTTLED WATER
As an environmentally friendly alternative to the waste associated with the manufacturing, transport and disposal of conventional bottled water, we installed the NATURA™ water system and discontinued using bottled water. The NATURA™ system is a countertop machine that triple-carbon filters and UV sterilizes water, which we then serve in reusable carafes (which don't end up in a landfill).
We are using the latest in WareWashing technology, which utilizes non-caustic chemistry and 95% less packaging material (and, therefore, transportation) than bulkier liquid detergents.
We also use many Green Seal Certified cleaning products
We installed Water Efficient Faucet Aerators on all of our kitchen hand sinks. These aerators use only a half-gallon to one-and-a-half gallons of water per minute and they maintain a uniform water flow and spray pattern. This simple step will reduce the water consumption of our sinks by more than half.
We also have numerous Energy Star appliances, including our ice machine and dish machine, they use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment.
We provide sustainable and locally grown food and offer plenty of vegetarian options.
We use 100% recycled Bath tissue and paper towels. In addition, our placemats, To Go containers and menu paper are 100% recycled and printed with soy inks.