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Changing old habits with new ethical network

Published:  03 October, 2012

A new scheme to help food and drink businesses become greener and more environmentally aware has been rolled out.

Think Eat Drink (TED) offers members tailored support and advice from consultants in an effort to aid the hospitality industry cut waste levels and energy consumption, and champion British produce.

After being vetted, each member will become part of TED's ethical network and will be able to buy and sell to other responsible companies within the network, "making greening the supply chains easier", according to spokesman.

"TED will act as a catalyst for change in four key areas; environment, health, training and community, and in addition to its member' services they will also offer a consultancy service offering concept creation, project implementation, management and advice, if and where necessary," he said.

Other additional services include policy writing, general procurement and menu guidance, which will focus on the healthier benefits of responsibility within the food industry.

TED will also foster links with relevant communities through partnerships with industry bodies and green alliances.

Founder Jamie Grainger-Smith added: "We want and need to change the food and drink industry. 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."