Newsletter – Rugby cups, BIG win, food animation & sugarcane infographic

Vegware newsletter eco packagingHere’s our tasty summer news… New Rugby cups, summer inspiration, new 10oz soup, polystyrene vs plants, a foodie recycling animation, and a BIG award win!

1. New – special Rugby cup

Love Rugby? Meet our new special Rugby cup, in cool blue tones and vibrant yellow highlights. It’s a great eye-catching design, it’s made in the British Isles, it’s low carbon, and it’s completely compostable. Don’t miss out – pre-order today! Pop an email to orders@vegware.co.uk 🙂

  • Product name: 12oz double wall special Rugby cup
  • Code: VDW-12SRC

2. Vegware is SME of the year!

Yes, Prince Charles himself was at the ceremony – here’s Eilidh showing off our rather fetching Scottish Business in the Community award! The awards celebrates our environmentally and socially sustainable business practices – we’re delighted to be recognised with such a prestigious award.

We have also been shortlisted for Environmental Leadership in the Food and Drink Federation Awards – they loved our unique Food Waste Network, a free service which supports all our UK clients to divert used Vegware and food waste from landfill.

3. Summer food gallery – bagasse bowls & rectangular plates, wine goblet canapés

It’s summer! Here’s a blog with mouth-watering pics of versatile presentation of summer foods. Show off cream teas or sushi on our rectangular bagasse plates, prawn cocktails or dessert canapés in our wine goblets, and all sorts of BBQ and festival treats in our 12oz wide bagasse bowls. We love the work of our new photographer, Mark, with Grant’s gorgeous food styling. Yum!

4. New 10oz soup containers! 

At last, the perfect compromise between our 8 and 12oz – our new 10oz soup container! Get in touch for samples or info. But why stop at soup?

  • Eton mess? Peanut butter ice cream? Rhubarb and elderflower sorbet?
  • Portion-controlled fries?
  • Snack-sized wild rice, sticky pulled pork and red cabbage slaw? Or Asian spicy superfood salad?

You tell us! @vegware wants to know…

5. Zero Waste Scotland poll – should Scotland ban polystyrene?

Zero Waste Scotland is wondering about ditching polystyrene in favour of packaging made from plants, just like New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. Here’s their 60-second interview with Steve Taylor who achieved 81% recycling at the Commonwealth Festival 2014 by banning polystyrene. Help Scotland to #MakeThingsLast – vote for your favourite idea here!

And for #RecycleWeek we made a new infographic to compare the manufacturing process of polystyrene with bagasse – the 100% recycled sugarcane fibre we make our takeaway boxes and tableware from. Should we make packaging from plants or oil?

6. Scottish Waste Regs 1 year on – animation & film

We gathered the waste sector to discuss how Scotland is getting on, 1 year after new Regs require all Scottish businesses to recycle. We made our discoveries into a 90-second food animation as well the full 6-minute detailed film which you can watch here or on waste news site Edie.net.

Overall, it’s good news…

  • Businesses recycling correctly should see savings
  • Compliance is generally high – over 90% according to some waste collectors
  • But small takeaway businesses are the hardest to reach 🙁

With Scotland leading the way to zero waste, and Northern Ireland and Wales introducing similar legislation, when will England follow suit?

That’s it for today!

As always, say hello to @vegware 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 info@vegware.co.uk or ring 0330 223 0400.

Lucy and the Vegware team

Lucy Frankel
Communications Director
Vegware

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+44 (0)330 223 0400
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