The Oceanic Standard
The Oceanic Standard (TOS) is a set of free, industry-specific guides for adopting sustainable operating practices that meet both business and environmental needs. TOS consists of various research-backed editions designed to support shifts in operational infrastructure, while promoting best practices for responsible consumption. TOS demonstrates that b2c and b2b change is possible, and is a resource for political action and reform.
Plastic Free Edition
TOS: Plastic-Free Hospitality Edition provides businesses with the tools to eliminate single-use plastics from their operations and to implement responsible waste management practices. It connects businesses directly to TOS-approved vendors for cost-effective alternatives to products that threaten our planet, and offers buying deals wherever possible.
Localized sustainability solutions for the hospitality industry in the United States, featuring best practices, approved vendors, and buying deals.
Localized sustainability solutions for the hospitality industry in Spain, featuring best practices, approved vendors, and buying deals. In Spanish.
Localized sustainability solutions for the hospitality industry in Barbados, featuring best practices, approved vendors, and buying deals.
A guide to understanding the terms: biodegradable, bioplastics, compostable, and recyclable plastics.
The Oceanic Standard has developed four badges to represent the different levels of commitment made by businesses, venues, and events to adopting sustainable practices.
Awarded to venues that commit to going plastic straw-free!
Awarded to an Oceanic partner venue that eliminates three types of single-use plastics such as: plastic straws, plastic bottles, and plastic cutlery.Reference options in Parts 3,4 & 5.
Awarded to an Oceanic partner that implements 6 types of sustainable practices. This could range from reducing single-use plastics and sourcing sustainable seafood to composting and recycling. Reference options in Part 3,4, 5 & 6.
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