123 Long Beach Ave
Green Alliance Members Receive:
- 10% off at Stones Throw Hotel
Stones Throw is a restaurant with a separate hotel, just a "stones throw" from Long Sands Beach in York, ME.
Being mindful and using sustainable products and processes has always been important the owners of Stones Throw. As business grew, the team at Stones Throw discovered ways to implement sustainable practices throughout both the hotel and restaurant and have made a concerted effort to take those practices further.
Sustainable Features at Stones Throw Restaurant and Hotel:
Use of only Seventh Generation cleaning products, which are bio-based and packaged mindfully
Both the hotel and restaurant use a composting service for all food waste
Recycling program includes compost bins, recycling bins, and un-lined rubbish bins in each guest room with the goal of reduced plastic use
Washable glass jars for guests' coffee creamer instead of single-use plastic containers
Organic, compostable coffee pods in compostable packaging for in-room coffee
Complimentary water in the hotel are from Boxed Water instead of single-use plastic
Restaurant uses biodegradable beverage straws which are only provided upon request
Restaurant uses biodegradable to-go containers and utensils, as well as cloth napkins that are washed rather than disposed of
Toiletries are cruelty-free and organic, from New England businesses
Both the hotel and restaurant shop locally as much as possible to reduce carbon footprint and support other sustainable businesses
In the short-term, the team at Stones Throw are always looking for fresh ideas to conduct business in a sustainable manner, adding to the practices they already have in effect. Long-term, the business would like to obtain a green certification, as well and plan to continue the education of staff, guests, and others.
Stones Throw hopes to be a model for sustainability in the restaurant and hotel industry by leading by example, with the hope that seeing businesses able to do things sustainably may make a difference and inspire others.