The Florida Legislature has repeatedly and consistently failed to regulate plastic pollution. In fact, the Legislature has actively tried to block local plastic ordinances for more than a decade. Now, thanks to local ingenuity and persistence, things are finally starting to change.
The Surfrider Foundation has recently launched a regional rebrand of our popular Ocean Friendly Restaurants program to allow restaurants in the Great Lakes region to adopt practices that will help keep the beaches and waters of our Great Lakes free of plastic debris. Wine Bar Rocky River is leading the way by becoming our very first registered Great Lakes Friendly Restaurant.