Packaging made from plants, not plastic

News reports revealed last year that 399 out of every 400 coffee cups go to landfill or incineration, despite many of them claiming to be recyclable. The news made the headlines, with many people shocked that even the cups they took care to put in the correct bin weren’t being recycled

This tricky issue with coffee cup recycling is something that Vegware, the UK’s only certified compostable packaging firm, have known for a long time. And it’s not just coffee cups – the same goes for almost all conventional food packaging.

Vegware believe it’s time for a change

Vegware’s compostable packaging offers a real solution to this problem. All the materials used in the packaging are made from plants, not plastic, meaning that there’s no need to sort or separate one from another. It’s designed to be recycled with food waste, so there’s no need to clean it of food residue before disposing of it.

Because the compostable materials used are plant-based, they also have significant embodied carbon savings in comparison to conventional packaging. All Vegware’s packaging is also plastic-free, and made from annually renewable or recycled materials.

Last year Vegware customers saved 3,524 tonnes of carbon in comparison to conventional packaging – the equivalent to 6,093 flights from London to New York.

Beyond packaging

Vegware provides more than simply foodservice packaging. Their solution-based approach spans comprehensive creative and environmental consultancy to deliver full zero waste programs for foodservice. Vegware has over a decade of experience in delivering food and packaging waste recycling solutions. Their Environmental team takes foodservice providers on a journey to zero waste, providing support every step of the way.

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