Brighton restaurant aims for waste-free takeaways

Minesh Agnihotri Indian Summer

Brighton's Indian Summer restaurant is offering deliveries of takeaways in reusable tiffin tins, with the aim of cutting out waste packaging. The tiffin tins are collected the next time the customer places an order for delivery and used again.

Furthermore, takeaways to the members-only club are delivered in a Nissan Leaf electric car, which Indian Summer owner Minesh Agnihotri estimates will reduce his bills by £8,000 per year.

"I spent a lot of time in India as a child and my mum used to send me to school with my lunch in a tiffin. It was a brilliant system as nothing ever went to waste and everything was reuseable," Agnihotri explains.

"Since opening Indian Summer I've always had the idea of introducing a tiffin club for my members and the arrival of the new 30kWh Leaf has allowed me to make it happen.

"The vast majority of Brighton people are very environmentally conscious and I'm sure they're going to love the idea of having a quality Indian meal delivered in a reusable, green container by a zero emissions electric car."