Green scheme

Drinks: Drinks
Location: England, Europe
Other: Business, Service

A new membership scheme aims to offer green solutions for businesses working in the hospitality industry, with sustainable options for everything ‘from eggs to electricity’.

Jamie Grainger-Smith, founder of Think.Eat.Drink (TED), is hoping to use the experience and knowledge gained running his two previous ventures – Acorn House and Water House restaurants – to help venues to be more environmentally aware.

Members of the scheme are vetted, then become part of TED’s ‘ethical network’, allowing members to buy and sell to other companies within the scheme.

TED will also offer a consultancy service and tailored support for members in an effort to avoid high waste levels, unreliable practices and intensive energy consumption.

‘We want and need to change the food and drink industry,’ said Grainger-Smith. ‘We believe that it can become more responsible and we’re aiming to inspire operators and the general public to make that step change.

‘We want to get people to think differently and change old habits.’

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