Vegware unaffected by recycled paper health concerns

There have been reports of health concerns over the use of recycled paper in food packaging. Some of our products are made of recycled paper, but Vegware packaging is not affected by these current concerns for the following reasons:

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1. Vegware uses virgin board for paper products that come into direct contact with food – and any virgin paper board we use comes from sustainable forestry sources.

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2. The bulk of our recycled products are made mainly from bagasse – the waste fibre left over after sugar cane has been pressed. This is a natural unprinted plant source.

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3. For printing our paper products such as our branded hot cups and soup containers, Vegware uses either vegetable-oil based inks or water-based inks – these are all non-toxic. For card sandwich wedges and salad containers we use a UV process which means that there are no harmful chemicals which need to dry.

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4. All Vegware products other than PSM cutlery are suitable for organics recycling (see our certification page), which means that they can be composted together with food waste after use, turning into compost, or topsoil and biogas in around six weeks. Composting is a good natural way of recycling and doesn’t have any of these problems associated with it. We are now launching the Vegware Composting Network, to enable caterers to save money by diverting food and packaging waste from landfill.

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There is further information about the materials we use here.

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If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on either 0845 643 0406 or info@vegware.com