Delaware Public Media

Cape May-Lewes Ferry goes green

May 29, 2019

In an effort to reduce maritime pollution, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s (CMLF) entire food service operation has joined Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Program.


The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), which operates the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, recently formed a “Green Committee,” with the intention of finding ways to be more eco-friendly.


“This is one of the first initiatives of this effort. By joining this program, we are committed to not using styrofoam, employing proper recycling practices, offering only reusable tableware on site and then when takeout’s are done, only giving disposable utensils,” said DRBA public information officer Jim Salmon.


Salmon adds that all plastic bags for take-out orders and all plastic straws have also been eliminated.

“These are some of these things that we’re doing to try to show our commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean and marine life,” Salmon said. He adds, “It will be all the restaurants at the Ferry, as well as the OTR bars outside, on the boats and in Cape May as well.”


Salmon says the Ferry’s restaurants will also offer vegetarian/vegan food options regularly and ensure all seafood be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch or be certified as sustainable.

You can read mnore about the Surfrider Foundation here.