With all of the attention on global warming and other environmental issues in recent years, it's no surprise that the Environmental Protection Agency would continue to look for ways to make communities healthy and sustainable. Making sure that ecosystems remain viable, wildlife isn't adversely affected and people have clean air, water and land is one of the functions of the agency.
Every industry can do its part for the environment, and the Environmental Protection Agency provides guidelines for just about every one of them. Restaurants are no exception. The EPA provides food establishments with some basics regarding sustainable food management.