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Clean Bay Certified Restaurants

Partnering with cities to support restaurants in reducing pollution.

The Cumulative Impact of Poorly Managed Waste from the Nearly 30,000 Restaurants and Bars in the Santa Monica Bay Watershed Can Impact the Water Quality in the Watershed and in Santa Monica Bay

The proper management of these wastes can make a significant improvement in the health of Santa Monica Bay. In 2008, The Bay Foundation (TBF) launched the Clean Bay Restaurant Certification Program (aka Clean Bay Certified) to recognize restaurants that integrate sustainability and ocean-mindedness into their business practices. Clean Bay Certified identifies specific actions to help restaurants improve water quality by reducing stormwater runoff pollution.

This program accomplishes its goals through collaboration with local cities and direct outreach to the public.

Restaurant friends and city officials, check out the useful resources below! You’ll find handbooks, checklist, signage, and more.

To get involved with Clean Bay Certified, please contact us!

Project Highlights

Clean Bay Certified Restaurants in the Area

You can find Clean Bay Certified restaurants in Culver City, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica and Torrance.

Did You Know?

  • 30 billion gallons of stormwater and runoff drains from the Santa Monica Bay Watershed into the ocean per year, impacting humans, marine life, and the water’s chemistry
  • The average restaurant uses 300,000 gallons of water per year, enough water to fill a 25-meter swimming pool
  • An average restaurant throws away 150,000 pounds of garbage per year, equivalent to the weight of ten Tyrannosaurus rex

Clean Bay Certified Restaurants in the Area

You can find Clean Bay Certified restaurants in Culver City, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica and Torrance.

Did You Know?

  • 30 billion gallons of stormwater and runoff drains from the Santa Monica Bay Watershed into the ocean per year, impacting humans, marine life, and the water’s chemistry
  • The average restaurant uses 300,000 gallons of water per year, enough water to fill a 25-meter swimming pool
  • An average restaurant throws away 150,000 pounds of garbage per year, equivalent to the weight of ten Tyrannosaurus rex
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