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LITTER QUITTER PROGRAM

Businesses Against Waste

Keep Indian River Beautiful, in partnership with Keep Brevard Beautiful and the Sebastian Natural Resource Board, is now offering the Litter Quitter program in Sebastian. This program uses partnerships with local businesses as a means of reducing common sources of litter like single-use plastics, plastic bags, and polystyrene (styrofoam).

Our trained public outreach volunteers are out hitting the streets in hopes of convincing their favorite local restaurants to make one small, cost-effective business practice change to reduce litter. In exchange, businesses receive free marketing promotion, discounts on sustainable products, and networking and education opportunities.

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LITTER QUITTER LEVELS + PARTICIPATION

Bronze Level (must meet at least one) 

  • Ask first straw policy.

  • Switch to a sustainable straw option such as paper, metal, or reusable plastic.

  • Encourage customers to bring their own reusable straw.

 

Silver Level (must meet at least one plus one bronze) 

  • Switch plastic bags to paper bags.

  • Encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags.

  • Switch plastic utensils to a sustainable option such as bamboo, corn-based, reusable, etc.

 

Gold Level (must meet at least one plus one silver and bronze) 

  • Switch Styrofoam cups to a sustainable option such as corn-based, paper, reusable, etc.

  • Switch to-go containers to a sustainable option such as corn-based, recycled plastic, paper, etc.

  • Encourage customers to bring their own to-go containers.

  • Deck netting for waterside businesses.

NOMINATE A LITTER-QUITTER BUSINESS

Do you know a business that is being environmentally friendly and would fit in perfectly with our Litter Quitter family?! We'd love to hear about their efforts!