'Go Noco Loco During DFW Restaurant Week

July 13, 2018

EarthX is a proud sponsor of DFW Restaurant Week. As part of our commitment, we are encouraging all participating restaurants and guests to Go NoCo Loco!, a way to help the environment and reduce unnecessary waste while dining. The world is using a CRAZY amount of plastic and styrofoam to-go containers that end up in our oceans and landfills - millions every day! So taking your meal to go has some serious consequences. Single-use containers make up about 10 percent of all our trash. Less than 14 percent of plastic packaging is recycled and single-use food and beverage packaging is one of the largest contributors to the 269,000 tons of plastic pollution in the oceans. The recyclable materials that get thrown away in the U.S. every year are worth more than $11 billion. That’s why we’re asking restaurants and their patrons to say NO to plastic and styrofoam COntainers, and work toward using lowimpact options made from biodegradable or reusable materials

See the EarthX 'Go Noco Loco' Campaign 

Strike Out The Straws From 2018 DFW Restaurant Week

As EarthX works toward a goal of "striking out" 1,000,000 single-use plastic straws in North Texas by Earth Day 2019, participating locations are using Restaurant Week to spread awareness of the Strike Out Straws initiative.  EarthX Film's Melanie Yonks said, "We feel like it's a very simple issue that most people are able to drink their drinks without straws.  Most people don't realize that there are approximately 500,000,000 straws that are used every single day in the United States alone."

Yonks says each Restaurant Week patron who takes part in Strike Out Straws is making a big difference.  She said, "By the year 2020, they're estimating there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.  And this is just something we, as human beings, have to stop.  And this is one way that's really simple to start the process, where we can stop using single-use plastic."

Earth X says even if you prefer to use a straw during your meal, you can ask for a biodegradable alternative.  For more information, ask your server during DFW Restaurant Week.