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Christmas opening times and last order dates

It’s that time of year again! Before we all get in to the serious business of stuffing our faces with mince pies and squabbling with distant family members, make sure you’re stocked up on Vegware for the Christmas period.

We’ll be closed from the 24th – 27th December and the 31st December – 2nd January. The last order dates to guarantee delivery before Christmas are:

UK

Pallets – 1pm Tuesday 20th December

Parcels – 3pm Wednesday 21st December

Europe 

Pallets – 1pm Monday 12th December

Parcels – 1pm Thursday 15th December

Need an emergency delivery between Christmas and New Year? Drop orders@vegware.co.uk an email for more information, or call us on 0330 223 0400.

The Vegware team wish everyone a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year!

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When will the Christmas cups be back in stock?

Phew! Our Christmas cups have been even more popular than usual this year. Despite our elves’ best efforts, we are now officially out of stock of the 12oz and 16oz cups. Bah, humbug.

But never fear! We still have stock of the green 8oz cups (although they’re flying off the shelves!).  We’ll also have very limited supply of the red 12oz and navy 16oz cups available from the 7th December – plenty of time to go before Christmas.

Thank you for your patience! We’re really sorry for any inconvenience caused. Drop us an email to info@vegware.co.uk if you have any other questions.

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Customer Focus: Pumpkin Brown & plant-based food

Pumpkin Brown opened its doors to Edinburgh in Summer this year. Serving up plant-based organic food, free from wheat, dairy or refined sugar, the cafe was born out of a passion for good, healthy food on the go.

Amanda Brown founded the cafe and decided which packaging to use early on. She explains, “From the very beginning we wanted to use Vegware, it was a non-negotiable. It aligns with our brand ethos which is very important to us.”

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Pumpkin Brown enjoy getting creative with their food, promoting healthy eating that looks and tastes great. From colourful chia pots, to vibrant matcha lattes, to fresh healthy salads, the cafe uses a wide range of Vegware with most of the food pre-packaged so customers can grab and go. Amanda explains, “We think plant-based food served in plant-based containers is surely a great match! The Vegware range is great, there is tons of choice and it’s easily branded. We love it in our fridge.”

Despite only being open for four months, the cafe has been so popular that Amanda is now looking for a second location in Edinburgh. She explains how Vegware is an important part of their popularity: “Our customers love that we use Vegware – in fact they virtually demand it! A lot of them simply wouldn’t buy our food if we served it in non-compostable packaging as they feel so strongly about the over use of plastic today.”

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Fancy seeing more of their amazing food? Check out our new Green Tree collection film, all of which was filmed at Pumpkin Brown. And don’t forget to check out their Instagram for some serious food envy.

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We’ve been nominated for a Product Excellence award!

We’re delighted to announce our clear PLA gourmet lids have been nominated for one of The Caterer’s Product Excellence Awards.

The lids, which are completely compostable and made from plant-based PLA, have been nominated in the Environmental category.

Last year, our Gourmet Range won one of the Product Excellence Awards as an innovative spill-proof  eco solution to gourmet food on the go. We have our fingers crossed to win another at this year’s ceremony, taking place on the 1st December. Wish us luck!

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New! Flat, clear lids for soup containers

Show off your salads and desserts with our brand new clear lids! The lids fit our 12 – 32oz soup containers, and are the ideal way to show off tasty deli treats.

Suitable for food up to 40°C, the lids snap on to the containers for a handy takeaway lunch.

Made from plant-based PLA, the lids have 81% less embodied carbon than plastic. They’re also completely compostable, and designed to be recycled with food waste.

Don’t forget! We also stock clear domed lids for soup containers, as well as flat CPLA lids for hot food.

Get in touch at info@vegware.co.uk for samples.

P.s. Think our soup containers are just for soup? Think again…

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New! Black compostable hot cup lids

We’re delighted to introduce Vegware’s compostable black lids for hot drinks.

We made the lids to meet demands of the artisan coffee market and contract caterers for a black lid that looks great, but doesn’t compromise on eco credentials.

Sleek and stylish, the matte-finish lids can withstand heat up to 85°C. Made from plant-based CPLA, the black lids are certified compostable and much lower in embodied carbon than conventional plastic lids.

Available in two sizes to fit 8 – 20oz cups. Like all of Vegware’s packaging, they’re designed to be recycled with food waste.

Want to up your coffee game? Contact us at info@vegware.co.uk for samples and more information.

 

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We’ve been shortlisted for the Scottish Business Awards!

It’s time to get the glad rags on again! Vegware are delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the Green Business of the Year at the Scottish Business Awards.

The award ceremony, taking place on the 17th November, features Academy Award winning actor, producer and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio as the keynote speaker.

The award “recognises the businesses which have shown outstanding leadership in achieving environmental goals alongside its business objectives”. We’ve been nominated for our innovative solution to zero waste in foodservice – using only compostable packaging, and recycling it with food waste.

Keep your fingers crossed for us!

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Supersize your salad with our new 48oz deli container

Salad lovers, rejoice! Our hinged lid deli container range has proved so popular we figured it was time to up the game and launch a larger size.

The 48oz container is perfect for generous portions of salads, deli treats and desserts. Light, strong, and stackable, the containers have a tight seal to keep food fresh. Like all of our products, they’re also completely compostable and made from plants, not plastic.

Bestselling cookbook author Deliciously Ella uses our hinged lid deli containers in The Mae Deli. In our recent interview with her she commented that, “We find that the Vegware packaging is much more sturdy and durable than plastic. Vegware have perfected the art of sealing the material tightly – which is so important. No one wants salad dressing running through their bag!”

As a nod to Deliciously Ella’s amazing food, we made her pomegranate, parsley and buckwheat salad to show off the new deli container. Check out the recipe here.

Grab your samples of the new deli container at info@vegware.co.uk.