Navigating with small and medium coastal businesses on their sustainability journey
Through Ocean Friendly Business®, Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper wants to facilitate change among businesses in town. We want to provide restaurants and hotels with a framework which outlines how business owners can contribute to reduce their ocean pollution through simple practical actions. When they adopt these new less-polluting practices, we award them with a certification that endorses their commitments towards sustainable living.
STEPS TO BE AN OCEAN FRIENDLY BUSINESS®
Why is it important to be an Ocean Friendly Business®?
Santa Teresa, Mal País, Playa Hermosa, Manzanillo, and surrounding areas receive a large number of visitors per year. Businesses catering to these tourists should adopt sustainable practices regarding solid waste and waste water in order to be able to keep this place as beautiful as it is for present and future generations. This certification is an encouragement tool that will guide you through every necessary step to create a restaurant or hotel that contributes to a healthy environment.