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We’re in the Sunday Times SME Export Fast Track 100!

We’re delighted to announce that Vegware has been placed at No. 50 in the Sunday Times SME Export Fast Track 100.

The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the previous two years.

The position recognises Vegware’s global expansion. We operate in four continents, providing customers with eco packaging, waste consultancy and bespoke branding services. With customers from Barbados to the Seychelles, Vegware is set for further expansion in the coming year.

Congratulations to everyone else on the list, and a massive thank you from the whole Vegware team to our customers and supporters across the world.

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Community Fund Focus: Just Cycle

This month’s Community Fund Focus is on Just Cycle – a Tweedbank-based charity which aims to  bring communities together and reduce landfill by recycling and upcycling old and broken bicycles.

Founded in 2014, the charity now has four directors. Fundraiser Alison Cameron tells us more about what the charity does:

“Our mission is to reduce inequalities, and encourage strong intergenerational relationships by involving all sectors of the community in our work. This includes recycling and re-using the bikes, and encouraging cycling among all sectors, including socially disadvantaged or isolated people.”

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We’re hiring! Communications Executive in Edinburgh

Big on words? Love a good GIF? Able to write a great tweet in your sleep?

We’re looking for a new Communications Executive! We want someone to tell the world how great Vegware is.  We’re looking for someone with excellent writing skills, who can tell a compelling story and communicate complex technical information clearly. Social media campaign experience is also a must, as well as a flexible approach to work and great team skills.

Sound like you? See the full advert and apply here. The position is based in our Edinburgh HQ.

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New! 12 x 6in bagasse clamshell

Meet our newest clamshell – the perfect size for fish and chips, falafel and flat breads, or a piping hot curry and naan.

The clamshell is made from bagasse (recycled sugarcane), a breathable material which prevents hot food from going soggy. The clever new design features a handy built-in drip tray in its base to keep grease away from your food.

The new design also makes the clamshell easier to close – perfect for parcelling up food in a hurry for hungry customers!

Launching on the 23rd of February. Ask us for samples and more information at info@vegware.co.uk.

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Vegware responds: Parliament debate on banning non-compostable packaging

A recent petition was circulated which called the UK government to ban all non-recyclable and non-compostable packaging in the UK. Garnering over 75,000 signatures, it was selected for debate on 23rd January – if you missed it, you can catch up here or read the response.

Vegware welcomes debate and we were delighted to see the issue of recycling taking such a major platform. We would however like to see more leadership from government to create a roadmap to maximum recycling. We have no doubt manufacturers would respond to this with the innovation and flair that exists in the industry.

Our focus is foodservice where compostable packaging is the right solution. Other types of packaging need to be treated differently and we must recognise this as we devise the best way forward for each waste category.

The debate raised many valid and relevant points around the environmental contribution of effective packaging, for example in preventing food waste in the supply chain. There were also some familiar objections to compostable packaging raised which we would like to comment on.

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Vegware featured in the Design Museum!

We’re delighted to be featured in the Design Museum as the UK’s first compostable packaging.

Our colourful Tutti Frutti ice cream spoon is sitting proudly in their permanent ‘Designer Maker User’ exhibition. One of our designers, Alice, was excited to spot it on a recent visit – just look at that smile!

It’s a huge honour to be recognised for our design work and innovation in such a prestigious setting.  If you’re in the London area, check out the museum in its swanky new location in Kensington.

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New film! University of Cambridge go compostable with Vegware

Two years ago, the University of Cambridge decided to make their catering more sustainable. Now, every month, they save 1.5 tonnes of carbon and recycle all of their food waste and packaging.

How? By switching to Vegware’s compostable packaging, creating clear bin signage, training catering staff and engaging students.

Find out more in our latest film!

Let us know what you think @vegware.

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New! Bagasse portion pot

Say hello to our brand new 4oz portion pot! Made from bagasse – 100% recycled sugarcane – it can withstand microwave temperatures. It’s perfect for hot dips and sides like mushy peas, melted cheese, or hot chocolate sauce.

Like everything we make, the portion pots are completely compostable. They also have 99% less embodied carbon than polystyrene!

Lids are available – either in matching bagasse, or a clear PLA version for cold dips.

Ask us for more information and samples over at info@vegware.co.uk.

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New! Kraft chip scoop

Serve up your sides in our brand new kraft chip scoop! They’re the perfect size for a portion of everything from chunky chips to churros.

The grease resistant lining is made from plants, not plastic, for 72% less carbon. Like all of our packaging, the chip scoops are compostable and designed to be recycled with food waste.

Available in a stylish matte brown. Drop info@vegware.co.uk an email for your samples!

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We’re hiring! Client Support Advisor in Edinburgh

Looking for a new opportunity in the new year? We’re adding to our fantastic team!

Our Client Support Advisors are the first port of call for all customer queries, so we’re looking for someone who can handle a high volume of calls and emails while providing excellent service. You’ll be inventive and resourceful when faced with a variety of tasks.

Part of our busy Operations team, you’ll also provide support to our Commercial and Sales teams, and help to keep everything running smoothly across the company.

If you’ve got great customer service skills, love working in a team and you’re a good multi-tasker, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply here! Applications are open until the 10th of January. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.