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Eilidh Brunton, Rising Star

Our group recyVegware_eco_packaging_Eilidh_rising_star_awardcling consultant, Eilidh Brunton, has been named resource Scotland’s Rising Star at the Scottish Resources Conference 2015! The award recognises her achievements in bringing together the waste sector through the efforts of the Food Waste Network. Eilidh has also been a global ambassador for the Scottish waste sector, including being invited to Las Vegas to speak about Scotland’s zero waste journey and food waste regulations at Waste Expo 2015. Eilidh says “I am delighted to have received the award, and really looking forward to continuing to guide businesses and communities on the road to zero waste”.

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Vegware’s guide to the 5p bag charge

England’s single use carrier bags charge came in to action yesterday, so we thought it would be useful to explain how it relates to sales of our products.

The law is mainly aimed at reducing the use of single use plastic carrier bags. All Vegware packaging is made from plants, not plastic, but compostable bags such as our bioplastic carrier are still subject to the charge. However, these can be taken home and reused as a liner for food waste caddies, so represent good value for the 5p spent!

Paper bags are not subject to the charge in England, so our recycled carrier bags are a great option. They’re made from recycled materials already, and can be easily recycled again after use.

Overall, we think the new legislation is great news! In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland usage has dropped by up to 80%! Considering that in 2013 major supermarkets gave out 7.4 billion plastic bags, that’s a huge amount of plastic that might not end up as litter and make its way to the oceans.

Our black cutlery AND gourmet range in Caterer’s PEA awards!

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News just in! Finalist in the Caterer’s Product Excellence Awards – our Gourmet Range and our RCPLA black cutlery

Hey look! Our very own black cutlery and gourmet range are finalists in the Caterer ‘s Product Excellence Awards, in the environmental category. We are really very pleased. Here’s a bit about these two products which have made it into the finals….

Black cutlery (watch its sexy film)Vegware black cutlery recycled eco compostable heat

  • The first eco spill-proof solution for hot or cold food to go – unique to Vegware
  • Renewable, plastic-free, low carbon
  • Certified compostable
  • Practical & stylish

Gourmet range – new mix & matchVegware gourmet range takeaway packaging eco

We made a film about the window lid option, but now we have a new bagasse lid and 7 different base sizes to expand this unique mix & match range!

  • The first eco spill-proof solution for hot or cold food to go – unique to Vegware
  • Renewable, plastic-free, low carbon
  • Certified compostable
  • Practical & stylish – microwave or freeze

Vegware_gourmetrange_V5-GLB_angle_800x Bagasse gourmet range Vegware eco packaging takeawayWhat’s new?

  • Bases now in 7 sizes – 12-60oz
  • Each base fits 2 styles of lid – window or bagasse
  • Best ever lid fit for a bagasse takeaway box

New! 3mm black cocktail straws

Had a hard week? We know how you feel. It’s time to hit the town, cut loose, dance the night away… Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop to look around once in a while you might miss it.

Our brand new 3mm PLA straws are perfect for putting a stylish final touch to your cocktail.  What’s more, they’re completely compostable, meaning you don’t have to go separating them from lemons, limes or little umbrellas! They’re also made from plants for low carbon, giving you one less thing to feel guilty about.

You see, there are two kinds of people in this world: the workers and the hustlers. The hustlers never work and the workers never hustle…

Recycling Advisor job opportunity!

We are currently recruiting! A Recycling Advisor is part of the environmental team and is responsible for assisting the development of Vegware’s policy and practice on waste management, and using this knowledge capital to drive both sales growth and the value associated with the Vegware brand.

We’re looking for somebody with a knowledge of waste management and an interest in the organics recycling sector. If that sounds up your street, send a CV and covering letter to and let us know how much we need you!

Check out the full ad here

New! Tasting Notes collection

We see vivid colour everywhere right now – on the high street and in the vibrancy of street food.  Our new Tasting Notes collection combines on-trend colour and word clouds with great functionality for street food.  Sommeliers write ‘tasting notes’ describing wine flavours – so we designed colourful word clouds describing artisan food to go. Check out the collection!



Closed on bank holiday Monday 31st August

On Monday 31st August, Vegware will be shut. We will probably be looking at the weather and deciding it’s ice cream weather, come rain or shine. We hope you enjoy your bank holiday Monday, and we’ll look forward to speaking to you when we open again on Tuesday 1st September.

Vegware Community Fund – now relaunched!

What a great day! We marked the relaunch of our Vegware Community Fund yesterday by adopting a section of Edinburgh’s Union Canal! With a little help from our friends including Tollcross Primary School’s P5 and Scottish Waterways Trust, as well as folk from some of the projects we support. There was face painting, seed planting, our Bin Detective’s Recycling Challenge, a bumblebee survey and much more. And it was sunny!

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