Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Here's a reason to like Coffee Bean a latte more than Starbucks

Since May 07 Coffee Bean is part of Green Restaurant association. They recycle pretty much everything at the store. All lights have been changed to high efficiency bulbs. Napkins, paper towels, are all post consumer recycled. They have low water pressure valves and reusable mugs available.

Check more out about Green restaurant association at www.dinegreen.com. GRA is a nonprofit organization which helps to reduce restaurants impact on the environment by instituting environmental and cost effective changes.

Here are some of their main focuses:

  1. Use a comprehensive recycling system for all products that are accepted by local recycling companies.
  2. Free of polystyrene foam ("Styrofoam") products.
  3. Commit to completing four Environmental Steps per year of membership. (refer to Environmental Guidelines)
  4. Complete at least one Environmental Step after joining the GRA.

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