A guest blog from the Green Restaurant Association:
You won’t find StyroFoam™ containers in any Souplantation or Sweet Tomatoes locations across the country! As the nation’s first Certified Green Restaurant® chain through the Green Restaurant Association, each of our restaurants has eliminated the use of Polystyrene Foam (aka StyroFoam™).
Why eliminate Polystyrene Foam? Well, this form of common packaging causes extreme harm to the environment. In fact, the EPA estimates that Americans discard 25 billion StyroFoam cups each year, and this waste will endure in our county’s landfills for half a millennia! The foam takes hundreds of years to break down, hurts animals, and creates extensive pollution throughout our planet.
By eliminating StyroFoam™, our teams are not only helping the environment, but also staying ahead of legislation. After all, green laws to reduce the use of wasteful products are becoming more common across the country. Is your city next?
For all of these reasons and more, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoesrestaurants are proud to be StyroFoam™-free. And you can be StyroFoam™-free too! Bring your own reusable containers and dishes when you dine out, and choose Certified Green Restaurants®, such as Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, where you can be confident you’re dining green.
For more information, please visit www.dinegreen.com
About the GRA:
The Green Restaurant Association was founded in 1990. Since the beginning, the GRA has worked to provide convenient and cost-effective tools to help the restaurant industry reduce its harmful impact on the environment. The GRA founded the green restaurant movement and is one of the pioneering founders of the green business movement as well.