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GrubHub Walks the Walk

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 21, 2008 2:30PM

2008_01_grub_hub.jpgGrubHub users concerned about how your Thai food delivery impacts the environment needn't fear. Last week the online restaurant delivery service began purchasing carbon credits to offset the environmental costs involved with delivering to customers here and in San Francisco.

Grubhub is purchasing the credits from a local company, Carbon Solutions Group. Carbon credits are a form of emissions trading used to control pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in emissions. GrubHub has purchased carbon credits to both offset the environmental costs of its deliveries and its electrical usage. They've long had in place policies to reduce waste, including requesting less packaging, napkins and utensils.