Giving Back is Delicious: Oyster Shell Recycling Program's Restaurant Guide is Now Available

CRCL’s Oyster Shell Recycling program collects Shells from our 17 partner restaurants throughout the New Orleans area. To celebrate their efforts and continuing commitment to coastal Louisiana, we have created a restaurant guide, which is on display at tourist centers throughout Louisiana and New Orleans. It highlights our partners to visitors and locals alike, while also shining a light on the impact our partners have on our coastal crisis.

Using the recycled shells, we built our first oyster reef in the Biloxi Marsh. In fact, that reef has already begun to show signs of life in the form of baby oysters. Plans for a second reef located in Barataria bay are underway.

When you are deciding where to eat pick up the new restaurant guide or head to for the list of participating restaurants. It’s a simple and delicious way to restore our coast.

CRCL’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program launched in June of 2014 and has collected more than 6.6 million pounds of oyster shells. Without the program, these shells would have ended up in landfills but are now destined for Louisiana’s waters.

Keep in mind, these projects would not be possible without our incredible restaurant partners, and it is made possible, in part, by the Shell Oil Company, Phillips 66, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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