Part of the Food Policy Snapshot Series
Food Policy Snapshot: Green Label for Restaurants, Bars and Cafes
Overview: The city of Tel Aviv, in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Standards Institute of Israel, has created a “Green Label for Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.” The “Green Label” is issued to restaurants, bars and cafes that adopt an environmentally friendly code of conduct and food waste regulations. The Green Label program facilitates the “greening” of interested businesses through training resources and capacities.
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Program Initiated: 2016
Progress to date: The pilot-phase has been completed (included 25 businesses); 50 additional businesses are planned for 2016.
Food policy category: Food supply and distribution; Food services
How it works:
Each year, to assist businesses in acquiring the Green Label, the municipality will offer a support package for a select number of businesses.
The support includes:
Starting in 2016, the municipality will issue a call for all restaurants, cafes and bars in the city to volunteer to join the program.
To enhance motivation, the municipality promotes its Green Businesses through various media channels targeting residents and tourists from all over the world.
Why it is important:
Evaluation: Not yet available — 2015 pilot program has been successfully completed
Learn more: Website of the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa (in Hebrew)
Point of Contact: Mr. Haran Bar-On, [email protected]
Similar practices: Lyon, France “Fair and Sustainable City label”
This information has been provided and confirmed by the Tel Aviv City Press Director.