Project Green Fork contributes to a more sustainable mid-south by helping reduce environmental impacts with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants.
Project Green Fork was founded in 2008 by Margot McNeely out of concern about the amount of waste generated by restaurants, a desire to contribute to the sustainability of our community, and a passion for supporting local businesses. In 2016, Project Green Fork merged with Clean Memphis to advance the mission to make Memphis a cleaner, greener, and more environmentally sustainable city. National studies indicate that approximately one and one-half pounds of trash are produced for each restaurant meal that is served, and the average restaurant produces 50,000 pounds of garbage per year. Typically, close to 95% of this waste can be recycled or composted. Project Green Fork helps local businesses in the service industry operate more sustainably. Frequenting PGF certified establishments, supports local businesses and promotes environmental sustainability.
National studies indicate that approximately 1.5 lbs. of trash are produced for each restaurant meal served- meaning that the average restaurant produces 50,000 lbs. of garbage annually. Typically, close to 95% of this waste is recyclable or compostable.
Project Green Fork was founded specifically because of these statistics, and our goal is to create a more sustainable Mid-South by helping reduce environmental impacts, with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants.