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The global special – Issue five of our magazine is out now!

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 15.59.21Yes, hot off the press it’s issue five of our magazine – Completely Compostable!

And this time it’s a global special! Packed full of fantastic features you can read about anything from our Sophie’s time over with our UAE partners, Horeca Trade in Dubai, to the global recycling movement to our team’s green ideas for reducing waste to the Vegware timeline… And there’s loads of information about our global partners too.

You can read issue 5 and all the previous issues including the back to school special and the waste issue here.

Enjoy!

Lucy catches up with 2degrees for a chat

Lucy caught up with the lovely folk over at the 2degrees network recently to chat about what we’ve been up to since being named their ‘Solution of the Year’ at their Sustainable Champions Awards (check out our Sarah picking up our trophy here) and what’s in store for Vegware in 2015.

You can read the full interview here.

And in the meantime – why not check out the silly vid we made as part of the awards…

 

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New York City bans polystyrene from 1st July 2015

Polystyrene foam ban in New York City VegwareFrom the 1st of July 2015, foam polystyrene containers are to be banned from the eateries of the Big Apple.  In December 2013, the City Council passed a measure that gave foam-container manufacturers a year to prove that the material could be successfully ­recycled.

New York is the latest of over 100 cities around the world to ban polystyrene. It may seem cheap to buy, but polystyrene comes at a high environmental cost.

This is part of New York’s wider drive to recycle more – and recycling polystyrene containers is notoriously tricky. According to the US EP in 2008, less than 1% of polystyrene gets recycled. Our partners Vegware US are going to be busy helping NYC go completely compostable.

Customer service job! Account Executive, Edinburgh HQ

The 3rd job we’re advertising at the moment! Please tell everyone you know – we’re looking for someone super dooper to join our Ops team.

Account Executive

  • Join our Ops team in a busy and varied role, working independently and as a member of the team to deliver high quality customer service and support the activities of our sales and administration staff
  • Full time, based in our Edinburgh HQ
  • Apply by 13th January 2015
  • Full details on S1 jobs

Thanks for spreading the word!

 

Visit Vegware at Gulfood in Dubai in February 2015!

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Come say hello… stand S2-H57

Yes, we’ll be heading off to Dubai in February for the Gulfood exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

We’re very excited as it’s the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality show with over 4,200 exhibitors and 81,622 visitors from 170 countries! Wow!

Come say hello – we’ll be showcasing our range of completely compostable packaging on stand: S2-H47. Only 67 days to go…

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Christmas delivery cut off dates

Hello!

Want to guarantee that your Vegware will arrive before Christmas? Then order by the 19th of December!

Oh and our elves need a little time off now and again, so our (veg)warehouse will be closed from 24th December, reopening on 2nd January 2015. Also, our Christmas Cups are now back in limited stock, so get them while you can!

Drop us a line to orders@vegware.co.uk or give the elves a tinkle on 0330 223 0400. Sadly we can’t guarantee to respond to handwritten orders burnt in the fireplace and sent up the chimney.

We’ve won the Waste Management category at the Caterer Product Excellence Awards!

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Our new trophy!

Yes, we’ve another new trophy to add to our shelf ! We are delighted to announce that we have been named the winner of the Waste Management category at the Caterer’s Product Excellence Awards!

Our  MD Joe headed off down to London last night to pick up our newest trophy at the awards ceremony, along with more than 90 other suppliers and manufacturers all there to recognise the achievements of the winners.

The awards were presented by Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor of The Caterer and Oliver Cock, commercial director for Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Cock said: “The judges have spoken and chosen some fantastic winners this year. Great products are absolutely fundamental to the success of our industry and we are lucky to have had such a fantastic array to choose from. The Product Excellence Awards allow us to celebrate the producers and suppliers that enable us to deliver the very best food and service.”

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Finalists in the European Business Awards for the Environment!

Well – we’re going to have to make some more space on our walls as we’ve got another certificate to put up!

Yep, our Eilidh was over in Lyon last night at the EU’s prestigious Environmental awards where we were representing the UK.  Back in May we heard we were among 10 finalists being put forward to the European Business Awards for the Environment. Then in October we found out the exciting news that together with our good friends The Bay Fish and Chips , we had been selected to represent the UK!

There were 17 finalists coming from 9 countries and last  night the winners were announced at the ceremony at the Pollutec exhibition of environmental technologies in Lyon, France.

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UK’s 29th fastest growing firm – with 919% growth!

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Yup, it’s official!

Last night, Deloitte announced that Vegware is the UK’s 29th fastest growing firm – with growth of 919% over the last 5 years. Looking at the list of the UK’s fastest growth companies, we’re the 4th fastest growing in Scotland. And the cherry on the cake is that we were the top ranked GreenTech firm.

Joe Frankel, our MD and founder, is of course delighted: “Placing in the Fast 50 for the second year running is very satisfying and a testament to the hard work and creativity of the Vegware team. We’ve got lots in the pipeline so look out for Vegware in 2015!”

We wouldn’t keep on growing without our loyal friends, supporters and clients – so here’s a huge thank you for everyone’s continued support and good will.

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