Ways to Protect the Environment at Restaurants   and Motels

(Numbers indicate order in which each idea was added to website.)

47 Don’t use plastic knives, forks and spoons whenever possible  Read More

48 Carry your own straw  Read More

49 When takeout ask not to include paper napkins and utensils

63 Take coffee cup to coffee shops

146 Take it home from the restaurant  Read More

272 Leave the "do not disturb" sign on door to stop daily cleaning of your room

273 Be sure to turn off all power when leaving motel room

274 Return brochures and maps to concierge for reuse

310 Carry your own containers for take-out food and leftovers  Read More  And More

311 When ordering pizza say no to the little plastic table in the middle of the box

312 Buy ice cream cones instead of in a dish that is usually plastic  Read More

Let's face it, you are unlikely to throw your fingers out after eating an ice cream cone.  On the other hand, you are likely will throw out the plastic dish, the plastic cover and the plastic spoon you use to eat ice cream out of a dish at your local fast food place.  I have tried to find out without success how many plastic dishes are used just to serve up ice cream with little luck.  I am willing to guess in the billions each year.  Keep this image in mind.  You are at the beach of a wonderful little lake ready to go for a swim.  However, instead of water the lake is made up of plastic dishes and spoons used in the last twelve months.  Dive in!

387  Take unused napkins from fast food place home  Read More

421  Make sustainable seafood choices at the restaurant  Read More

740 Don’t use small soap and shampoo bottles in motels take your own  Read More

839 Invite local restaurant to join the food waste challenge  

976 Use motel towels more than one day

988 Eat out less  Read More

992 Stay at Eco hotels   Read More

1247 Avoid using any straws including paper