Newsletter: Free live cup design at Hotelympia, 2 new films & Easter opening times


Today’s news: 2 new Vegware films – one silly, one serious. Visit us at Hotelympia for free custom cup design. Some more award wins, Parkinson’s pics, and our Easter and May opening times.

1. 2 new films – 2degrees and All About Vegware

We’re up for Solution of the Year in the 2degrees awards, so we made a very silly film to convince YOU to vote #teamVegware 🙂 You can vote here by midday on Friday 18th April…thanks for your support!

All About Vegware tells the story of Vegware – how it all started with a spoon. See our eco packaging go from canteen to compost, and hear MD Joe Frankel’s thoughts on our global growth story. Enjoy!

Whilst you’re on, check out our favourites. And watch this space – more films coming soon…


2. Visit us at Hotelympia – free live cup design! 

Hotelympia is a HUGE trade show at London’s ExCel from 28th April to 1st May. Visit our team on stand 4257 for all sorts of fun, including free live cup design at our Custom Print Cafe, with our designer Claudia. Save the ÂŁ150 print plate charge for any cups we design during the show.

We’ll be showing off our innovations for hot and cold food, including our PLA wine goblet and the world’s first compostable 6oz cup and lid combo, both of which are up for the Hotelympia innovation awards. Find out how we go beyond packaging with free added value services like Eco Audits, creative consultancy and zero waste support.

Look out for the fake grass, friendly faces, giant tree and huge Vegware banner! Our colourful stand is in the Food and Drinks section, opposite Drinks Live. See you there? Stand 4257 🙂


3. Ethical & sustainable award win

The judges of the Essential Cafe Awards chose Vegware to win Ethical & Sustainable Supplier of the Year, for everything we are doing to help foodservice around the world save carbon and reduce waste. The latest of MANY award wins. Wondering what makes us stand out from the crowd? For all sorts of extra info, free fact sheets and resources, head over to


4. Pics from Parkinson’s week

During 7-13 April, 270 cafes all around the UK displayed special edition Parkinson’s Awareness Week napkins we made to raise awareness of this condition which affects 1 in every 500 people in the UK. Here are some pics from the cafes on our Facebook page!


It was a fantastic week of social media dialogue and press coverage, kicked off for us by Ian Rankin at a local cafe in Edinburgh. Here’s a map with all 270 cafes who took part – thank you to every one!



5. Office closed for Easter and May bank holidays


Happy Easter! On Friday 18th and Monday 21st April, the Vegware office is closed as we are off eating too much chocolate and skipping through daffodils in the blazing sunshine. We hope you are doing the same.


May bank holidays…we are also closed on 5th and 26th May. Fingers crossed for that blazing sunshine.

  • Orders placed Friday 2nd May will be delivered on Tuesday the 6th of May
  • Orders placed Friday 23rd May will be delivered on Tuesday the 27th of May



That’s all for now – happy Easter from the whole team!

As always, say hello to @vegware on on twitter or look at the pretty pictures on facebook. Or if you actually want to talk about compostable packaging, we like that too. We’re on or ring 0845 643 0406.
Lucy and the Vegware team

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