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Sales Executive London and South-East

Are you looking for a new sales challenge? Would you like to work for a dynamic and rapidly expanding eco-friendly Company? Do you have a passion for the environment? If your answer is yes, then read on…

We are currently looking for a talented and ambitious sales person to help grow and develop our business in London and South East area under the guidance of our Sales Director. This is a field-based role and you will need to be a motivated self-starter, proactively contacting both new and existing customers. The territory is to cover London and the South East.

Industry or sales experience would be advantageous though is not essential as full training will be provided. Our priority is to find an enthusiastic, articulate and ambitious individual with exceptional people skills and a passion for both the environment and sales. View the full ad here.

Newsletter – 9 new products, 2 new films, 2 new jobs, 1 bank holiday

Vegware newsletter eco packagingHello again!

Newsletter time, with much newness. New products, new films, new jobs, and bank holiday ordering info…

1. New products! 

As promised – a new product round-up…

  • Black cutlery – black is the new green, folks. Our new black RCPLA cutlery is 100% recycled plant-based PLA. 90% less carbon than standard plastic cutlery, super stylish and certified compostable. Watch the film, and get in touch for samples or more info.
  • Gourmet range – the market’s first compostable spill-proof window box for food to go. Pop your hot or cold food in the microwaveable bagasse base, and seal it in with our card window lid. Our gourmet range (multiple award-winner, star of its own film) is now available in 3 sizes. Check out these new additions:

2. New films! Black cutlery & coffee noises

Two cracking new 1-minute films…watch and share!

  • Black cutlery – black is the new green. What happens when you treat black cutlery like it’s a new car or smartphone? Super cool visuals, that’s what!
  • Coffee noises – espresso yourself. Love the rhythm of your morning coffee? Here’s every last bean-to-cup schhhhhhh tkkkkk and rrrrr of master coffee geeks Brewlab, mixed together bringing music to our ears.

And do check out the rest of our short films at www.vimeo.com/vegware

3. More jobs! 

  • Design in Edinburgh: Yup, our Creative team is in need of a Packaging and Graphic Designer – applications closing at the end of this week, so get in touch!

4. Bank holiday 25th May

We’re closed on Monday 25th May (in order to watch every single episode of Game of Thrones back to back). Orders placed on Friday the 22nd of May will be delivered on Tuesday the 26th. We will be offering a Saturday service, but please call to check if this is available in your area.

That’s all for now!

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

www.vegware.com
+44 (0)330 223 0400
Canalside House, 43-45 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh EH11 1HS, UK.
Vegware is the only completely compostable packaging company operating globally.

Espresso yourself! New Vegware coffee video

There’s a lot of noise around coffee at the moment. With London Coffee Festival and UK Coffee Week going on, we thought we’d team up with Brew Lab coffee bar and Mike “the goose” Gooseberg to make a bit of a song and dance about our preferred black gold. Give it a share if you think a coffee sounds good!

Espresso yourself from Vegware on Vimeo.

Better yet, it doesn’t just sound good – UK Coffee Week does good by raising funds for Project Waterfall, an initiative established to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities around the world. Find out more here

May bank holiday deliveries

We will be closed for Bank Holidays the 4th and 25th of May, and remain ever hopeful that the long weekends will be the sun-soaked joyful variety. We’re aware that means all of our lovely foodservice customers will be busier than ever, and are right now nervously dusting off the al fresco seating in preparation. The last thing we want is for anybody to run out of packaging, so here’s a heads up on our delivery schedule over the holidays:

Orders placed on Friday the 1st of May will be delivered on Tuesday the 5th, so get any orders for the weekend in well before 15:00 on Thursday the 30th.

Orders placed on Friday the 22nd of May will be delivered on Tuesday the 26th, so please do order before 15:00 on Thursday 21st.

We will be offering a limited Saturday delivery service, but please call to check if this is available in your area.

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Job in Edinburgh – Packaging & Graphic Designer

Join Vegware’s Creative team!  Vegware’s in-house Creative team delivers a full range of services including graphic design, photography, creative design, and 3D design.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced packaging and graphic designer who will be responsible for the completion of 2D and 3D design activities relating to the supply of goods and services within the company.

See the full job ad here – please tell all your design friends!

Black is the new green – new eco cutlery by Vegware

Meet Vegware’s new cutlery – 100% recycled and compostable, in black.

Made from plants for 90% less carbon than plastic. Cutting edge technology: Vegware’s RCPLA biopolymer is 100% recycled high heat PLA. Heat resistant to 85ºC / 185ºF, certified food safe, and certified compostable.

Black is the new green.

Here is quite possibly the sexiest film ever made about black cutlery.

Community Fund – COCA – February Update

February has been both “fill dyke” and also dry so a variety of tasks have been achieved at COCA this month. Caz has been helped latterly by Flemming, from Germany, here as Wwoofer until mid March. Bit by bit, old crops are being cleared from the field, the ancient woody stems of cabbages and cauli’s shredded for compost, and black plastic mulches are being lifted and stored for another season. In the polytunnels, new salads have been planted out and are growing away strongly, while the greens planted in November are cropping well so that members have enjoyed big bags of wonderful tasty mustards, mizuna, parsley, rocket and lettuce leaves. We have been let down with the over-winter carrot crop, since a rat or rabbit got in, and chewed off half the plants in just two days, as well as damaging our indoor spinach and broccoli plants. Grrr!

Despite that, Caz and Anne have planted up trays and trays of onion seed, various cabbages and all the tomatoes and peppers for the summer, and the propagation area is full with green shoots shooting. The outdoor cropping season begins next month as the field is cultivated bit by bit when the weather suits. Meanwhile, the Core Group has agreed that we can set up a hub for share collections in Goodwick (at the Seafront Garage), and design work for the new Cartref COCA share shed has begun in earnest. It’s going to be a busy year!

Easter holiday opening hours

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Spring has sprung, and we’re all very excited about it – not least because it’s nearly the Easter long weekend! We will be closed on Friday 3rd April and Monday the 6th in order to go and roll eggs down hills and eat chocolate until we feel sick. This does mean that any orders placed on Thursday the 2nd will not be delivered until Tuesday the 7th – so please do get your orders in by Wednesday if you need them before the weekend. Happy Easter!