The City of Manhattan Beach is a proud partner in The Bay Foundation’s Clean Bay Certified (CBC) Restaurant Program
What is the CBC Program?
The CBC Program recognizes restaurants that integrate sustainability and ocean-mindedness into their daily operations through waste reduction and proper waste management, responsible cleaning practices, water conservation and employee training. Restaurants that integrate these types of sustainable practices into restaurant operations make our businesses more attractive to visitors while protecting the health and beauty of one of our most precious resources – The Santa Monica Bay. The City of Manhattan Beach and other South Bay cities implement the CBC program in partnership with the Bay Foundation, a non-profit environmental group founded in 1990 to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay and local coastal waters.
Restaurants are encouraged to participate in the Clean Bay Certified Restaurant Program by going above and beyond minimum requirements to help create a healthy, sustainable and resilient Manhattan Beach. Check out the Clean Bay Certified restaurants in Manhattan Beach and make sure to acknowledge this great accomplishment when you dine at their establishments.
How Does a Restaurant Become Clean Bay Certified?
Annual inspections of each restaurant in the City are conducted using the Clean Bay Certified Checklist that includes both mandatory legal requirements along with additional items that go above and beyond legal requirements and are intended to demonstrate the restaurant’s commitment to environmental sustainability. By meeting 100% of the checklist items during this inspection, a restaurant will become Clean Bay Certified!
Where Can I Find More Information?
For more information check out The Bay Foundation’s Clean Bay Certified Restaurants Website
If you are a restaurant operator and would like to know how to participate, please contact the City's Environmental Sustainability Manager, Dana Murray.