Green Crown Program

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Did you know?

  • 120 Billion disposable cups are used by American each year

  • 500 million straws used per day

  • 98% of delivery/takeout meals are consumed at home or at work where reusable cutlery is available

  • Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day

  • 40 billion plastic knives, forks and spoons are disposed of in one year and are used for less than 15 minutes

  • In the US, the restaurant industry generates about 11.4 million tons of food waste annually at a cost of roughly $25 billion every year

Charlotte's Green Crown is a citywide voluntary and free program that shines a spotlight on eating and drinking establishments in the restaurant and beverage industry implementing environmentally sustainable practices. Complementing the city's larger sustainability and resilience strategy, Green Crown businesses demonstrate their commitment to the environment through four main categories:

Waste Management, Energy and Water Conservation, Pollution Reduction, Commitment to the Community.

Meet our 2022-2023 certified Green Crown eating and drinking establishments: