Newsletter: New products, a school saves £9k, and meet Vegware Hong Kong

News item posted on Thursday, August, 28th filed under all news, newsletters

Vegware newsletter eco packagingHello there,

Much newness! New school year, new schools case study & film, newly launched Vegware Hong Kong… and scroll to the end for our NEW products!


1. New Eco school case study and film

From spending £11,000 a year sending waste to landfill, this Truro Eco School now saves £9,400. They switched to our compostable packaging, and installed a biodigester. Used Vegware and food waste turns into fuel for their biomass boiler, heating the school and its water. 20 bin bags a day? Now it’s down to just 3, and there’s no more litter or seagull problems.

Read their case study – free on our downloads page. What’s more, the students even made a film called ’5 steps to a sustainable school’. It’s on our homepage mini-cinema on www.vegware.com, as well as on youtube.com/vegware.

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Brand new blue food prep gloves!

News item posted on Wednesday, August, 27th filed under all news, new products

Vegware_foodprepgloves_VGLB-L_gloves_1408_NEWAnother week and another new product added to our range. Meet our brand new BLUE food prep gloves!

 

At long last, you can use completely compostable gloves for your hygienic food handling. After use, you can simply throw them in the food waste bin together with all the food scraps, as these gloves are suitable for organics recycling. They are made from cornstarch, not oil-based plastic.

 

And we now have a choice of both the original food prep gloves and our new bright blue gloves in order to comply with many sites’ food hygiene requirements. Available in three sizes.

That’s a wrap… around our 7mm compostable straw!

News item posted on Thursday, August, 21st filed under all news, new products

Vegware_coldcups_SS07-GSW_1407_800xAnother new exciting product for Vegware! Meet our new wrapped 7mm straw…

 

It’s our original transparent 7mm jumbo straw with a green stripe, but now it’s all dressed up in it’s own individual (Vegware printed) wrapper!

 

Completely compostable, our 7mm straw is made from 100% PLA.

 

Perfect for slurping smoothies!

Another Vegware first… Meet the market’s only compostable 4oz lid!

News item posted on Thursday, August, 21st filed under all news, new products

Vegware_concept_hotcupextras_VLID62_LV4_800xYes, we like being the first. This time we’ve launched the market’s only completely compostable 4oz lid, with a perfectly proportioned 4oz cup to match.

 

Our beautiful 4oz white cup and lid combo is small, but perfectly formed, perfect for espressos! And our new 4oz lid transforms our 4oz cup into the ideal pot for hot sauces. From mushy peas to munch with your fish and chips to chocolate sauce for dipping your churros!

 

Made from the same high heat corn starch as our other (innovative) lids, which means 34% less carbon than the conventional polypropylene lids. Happy dipping!

 

Community Fund – Fundacion Fauna de la Amazonia – July Update

News item posted on Monday, August, 18th filed under all news, Vegware Community Fund

bug 2Hello and welcome to the latest from the jungle reserve in Colonia 24 de Mayo, Canton Mera, Pastaza.

 

Well, this month the land has had some respite and has been mainly left to its own devices after many months of continuous human activity. It will be interesting to see whether this encourages more animals to leave traces and tracks across the reserve.

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Community Fund – Broomhouse Health Strategy Group – July Update

News item posted on Monday, August, 18th filed under all news, Vegware Community Fund

summer hols 1We have been holding some special Summer Holiday Cooking Sessions, to provide a chance for parents and carers to cook with their children, to develop their skills and confidence to try new recipes at home.  These sessions have been a great success with lots of family groups enjoying cooking pizza faces and fruit kebabs. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Fund – Cilgwyn Community Group – July Update

News item posted on Monday, August, 18th filed under all news, Vegware Community Fund

anna nevern 2Anna teaches wood working at summer fairs. The stall is one of the most popular at all the fairs; people seem to be starving for the opportunity to make things for themselves. It does not take long for anyone to make a little tool box or stool or car or animal on wheels.

Anna prepares most of the pieces and helps the queues to use power drills and saws with a mortice block and clamps to help. They LOVE learning, and are willing to queue for ages. It is often children who walk away with their quite heavy and substantial item, eyes glowing. Possibly a life changing experience for some!

Scottish NHS Catering seminar – sustainability, carbon and waste reduction

News item posted on Wednesday, August, 13th filed under all news, events, food waste and recycling

Vegware seminar on Scottish NHS Catering

NHS Boards in Scotland are under pressure to improve sustainability, recycle more, reduce carbon and save money. New Scottish Waste Regulations have wide-reaching affects, including banning macerators, and mandating food waste recycling.

 

On 20th November 2014, Vegware is teaming up with Resource Efficient Scotland and other expert speakers to hold a free educational seminar at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. This seminar brings together NHS professionals from catering, waste and procurement teams across Scotland for a useful introduction to complex subjects, and an opportunity to discuss your experiences with our experts.

 

Click this link for the full flyer. RSVP to Dominic.Marjoram@vegware.co.uk – attendance is free but places are limited.

 

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We’ve been shortlisted in the Finance for the Future Awards!

News item posted on Monday, August, 4th filed under all news, awards

UntitledWe’re delighted to announce we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Finance for Future Awards 2014 in the SME category.

 

The awards, which recognise the role of the finance function in creating sustainable business models and economies, will be judged on the 5th September.

 

Then the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 14th October! Fingers crossed!

 

Free talk at ProductTank Edinburgh. Disruptive innovation, sustainability and global growth.

News item posted on Monday, July, 28th filed under all news, events
Vegware eco packaging compostable biodegradable catering disposables Lucy Frankel

Lucy Frankel, Vegware’s Communications Director, speaking for ProductTank at Skyscanner.

ProductTank Edinburgh (#ProductTankEdi) is a monthly meetup to exchange ideas and experiences about product management.

 

Events feature guest talks on designing and building great web and mobile products, including topics such as design, agile processes, business models, using metrics, user experience, and more.

 

And tomorrow, Tuesday 29th July, the guest speaker is our Communications Director, Lucy Frankel. She will talk about disruptive innovation, and the useful insights on communicating a brand across different continents and cultures.

 

Come along for free – more info here.