Green Restaurant Association Blog

September 5, 2019

Happy September!  With 2020 just around the corner, the Green Restaurant Association will be turning 30 years old.  We are amazed at the breadth and pace with which the restaurant industry is now taking on sustainability.  New York City now has its polystyrene foam ban...

June 14, 2019

It seems like the rate of innovation is starting to catch up to the world’s environmental problems. World Dryer recently submitted two new products that meet the Green Restaurant Association’s rigorous product certification standards.

The following two hand dryers are n...

June 12, 2019

Restaurants consume 1/3 of all electricity in the retail sector. Dining out accounts for over half of our food budget. With issues of climate change, ocean pollution, and sustainable food at the forefront of this year’s headlines, we take this opportunity to highlight...

May 14, 2019

 Watch great new video about dedicated chain of Certified Green Restaurants®. Boloco.

May 14, 2019

We are launching this new section to help restaurants avoid greenwashing, which is defined as “Making misleading or empty environmental claims." Greenwashing is prevalent in the restaurant & foodservice industry, so we wanted to share some tips on how to avoid empty bu...

May 10, 2019

This year, I have met with city and state governments across the world about the important topic of shifting our societies towards the use of more reusable items and less single-use (disposable) items.  The decades-old adage of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” predates the Gre...

February 4, 2019

1. The goal of zero food waste

There was a lot of growing awareness around food waste in 2018, and all indicators show that will continue to be a strong trend through 2019. In the past, waste was often seen as an isolated issue. Restaurants are now becoming more aware t...

January 22, 2019

Dining out has significantly grown in popularity, to the point that Americans now spend more money dining out than on groceries. Consumers have more of an impact than ever before while dining out, and luckily there are plenty of ways to dine green. 

The GRA has created...

January 3, 2019

Did you know that the U.S. restaurant industry produces about 100 billion pounds of trash a year and consumes 1/3rd  of all the electricity in the retail sector? The impact that restaurants have on our planet is significant, but there are a variety of ways that restaur...

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