Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Green

Virginia Green

Taste Unlimited on Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.

Taste Unlimited on Shore Drive

We are known for our distinctive sandwiches on freshly baked breads with our House Dressing. We also offer specialty foods, wine, cheese, Virginia peanuts, and great gift baskets.

Our initiatives are just baby steps in a long journey. Not only are we able to offer our customers better value, but we are contributing to the protection of the environment and the preservation of the ‘coastal good life’ that is central to our company’s philosophy.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Use disposable containers that are made from bio-based materials 
- Use disposable containers that are made from recycled content paper 
- Use disposable containers that are compostable and direct this material to available composting operations in your area 
- Use disposable containers that are recyclable 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Steel Cans 
- Toner Cartridges 
- Office Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Packing Supplies 
- Electronics equipment - computers, etc. 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Purchase locally grown produce and other foods 
- Use non-bleached napkins and coffee filters 
- Use screen based ordering systems 
- Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms 
- Purchase recycled content paper towels and toilet paper 
- Use a last-in/first-out inventory & effective labeling systems 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms 

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Have an effective landscape management plan 
- Utilize drought tolerant species 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Other Activities: Eliminated Wednesdays from delivery schedule (Warehouse and kitchen to stores)

Taste Unlimited on Shore Drive    Taste Unlimited on Shore Drive

For more information on Taste Unlimited on Shore Drive, see or contact Amy Jordan at or 757-464-1566.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see

Virginia GreenVirginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

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