What eating establishments in Kailua use green & sustainable practices?

More and more people are looking for restaurants that serve organic, locally grown foods, and many of these people also want to patronize establishments that have incorporated sustainable business practices into their business model.  Sustainable business practices for eating establishments

What eating establishments in Kailua use green & sustainable practices?  Our incomplete list is below….

Uahi Grill
The Grove
Cactus

All 3 of these restaurants try to get as much of the their meat & produce from local sources, and they also use compostable/recyclable containers.  MAHALO to these fine establishments for their kokua!

What’s NOT considered green or sustainable?

1.  Serving food in single use plastic containers.  Some people will say they re-use the plastic containers, but honestly their decision is not well thought out.  It takes oil to manufacture the plastic, it takes oil to get the plastic to the store shelves, and it takes oil to recycle these containers.  Ironically, many of these single use plastic containers are NOT recyclable in the state of Hawaii.  Remember, only plastics marked with #1 or #2 are recyclable in the Aloha State.

2.  Using styrofoam of any kind!   Has anyone else noticed the epidemic of styrofoam containers used at the Kailua Farmer’s Market on Thursday nights? (and probably every other Farmer’s market that serves prepared foods!)  Ok, there’s the same epidemic at every Time’s Market across Oahu too!  Would be great to see some of the organizer’s of the farmer’s markets requiring food vendors to use compostable/recyclable products for their food.

3.  Sit-down establishments that don’t provide re-useable cups, utensils, and plates.

4.  Establishments that sell bottled & canned drinks, but don’t offer any recycling for these containers.

 

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What eating establishments in Kailua use green & sustainable practices?

More and more people are looking for restaurants that serve organic, locally grown foods, and many of these people also want to patronize establishments that have incorporated sustainable business practices into their business model.  Sustainable business practices for eating establishments

What eating establishments in Kailua use green & sustainable practices?  Our incomplete list is below….

Uahi Grill
The Grove
Cactus

All 3 of these restaurants try to get as much of the their meat & produce from local sources, and they also use compostable/recyclable containers.  MAHALO to these fine establishments for their kokua!

What’s NOT considered green or sustainable?

1.  Serving food in single use plastic containers.  Some people will say they re-use the plastic containers, but honestly their decision is not well thought out.  It takes oil to manufacture the plastic, it takes oil to get the plastic to the store shelves, and it takes oil to recycle these containers.  Ironically, many of these single use plastic containers are NOT recyclable in the state of Hawaii.  Remember, only plastics marked with #1 or #2 are recyclable in the Aloha State.

2.  Using styrofoam of any kind!   Has anyone else noticed the epidemic of styrofoam containers used at the Kailua Farmer’s Market on Thursday nights? (and probably every other Farmer’s market that serves prepared foods!)  Ok, there’s the same epidemic at every Time’s Market across Oahu too!  Would be great to see some of the organizer’s of the farmer’s markets requiring food vendors to use compostable/recyclable products for their food.

3.  Sit-down establishments that don’t provide re-useable cups, utensils, and plates.

4.  Establishments that sell bottled & canned drinks, but don’t offer any recycling for these containers.

 

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.