Both the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and the Pacific Business News picked up on our efforts to make Hawaii Styrofoam-free with our foamfreehawaii.com campaign.
As a result of more eyes on the Foam-free Hawaii campaign, we’ve just added a half-dozen restaurants to our list. We’re also starting to hand out our eco-friendly awards, and putting photos of them all on Facebook.
Pacific Business News — April 10, 2012:
One of Hawaii’s largest solar design and installation companies is leading an effort that doesn’t include the sun. Kailua-based Sunetric is trying to help other businesses reduce their usage of, or eliminate altogether, Styrofoam as part of its “Foam Free Hawaii” campaign.
Since then, during the past several months, Sunetric has been engaging with customers and fans on its social media sites and talking to environmental groups to identify their favorite Styrofoam free restaurants. It has developed a list of more than 40 Styrofoam-free restaurants and is recognizing each restaurant with an eco-friendly award and a sticker decal to display, which hopes to inform their patrons of their commitment to using environmentally friendly products.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser — April 11, 2012:
Say no to Styrofoam. That’s the goal of the “Foam Free Hawaii” campaign started by local solar energy firm Sunetric to discourage Hawaii restaurants from using foam packaging.