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Case studies


Our Beyond Packaging team is always happy to go that extra mile for our customers. From custom branding, to assisting with recycling and the composting of our products we’re always on hand to ensure our customers are making the most of our sustainable products. Check out our case studies below to view some of our work and collaborations. 

 

 

 


 

 

Composting Vegware disposables at the University of the West of England 

 

A longtime client, the University of the West of England has been using our plant-based food service packaging as part of its Sustainability Plan for many years.

 

This year (2018), with our expansion into Bristol for Vegware's Close the Loop composting collection service, the University is now turning its catering 'waste' into quality compost for Gloucestershire farmers.

 

Vegware catering disposables are commercially compostable with food waste. That means there's no need for sorting, and the used compostable packaging - from cups and straws to takeaway boxes and cutlery - can all go together without removing the ketchup and leftover chips. An added bonus is that once food and disposables share one bin, other dry recycling bins are cleaner and easier to recycle.

 

With 30,000 students and 3,000 staff, closing the loop is making a difference to the University's environmental footprint, while contributing to the circular economy.

 

The University's Sustainable Projects Officer shares his thoughts HERE on implementing the new waste stream onto the site.

 

 


 

 

Platform Street Food Market at Argyle Street Arches, Glasgow

 

Argyle Street Arches is a historic venue in the atmospheric arches below Glasgow Central railway station. In 2018, the iconic site reopened to be given a new lease of life, and with it, a view to become the city’s greenest venue. CLICK HERE to read the full story and see the 5 steps Platform and Vegware took to create a sustainable street food market.

 

Platform was determined to offer Glaswegians a fiercely independent alternative to generic, mass produced foods by way of a new street food market: Platform at Argyle Street Arches. The indoor market brings together some of Scotland’s best independent street food traders every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with food available to sit-in or to-go. And now they compost all their used disposables, with the help of Vegware's Close the Loop composting collections.

 

 


 

 

 

Edinburgh International Book Festival - A zero waste story  

 

Working with the Edinburgh International Book Festival's recycling team, our Close the Loop composting collection service helped the festival go zero waste. Watch below to find out how.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

On-site composting with Vegware, Tidy Planet and Dundee & Angus College  

 

One of the most sustainable ways to dispose of your Vegware is to compost on site. We visited Dundee and Angus College to view how their Vegware products go full circle from waste to newly generated compost.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

How to make your cafe sustainable - The Green Tree Collection at Pumpkin Brown, Edinburgh

 

The Green Tree collection is Vegware’s practical, eco solution for takeaway food. Amanda and Sean at Pumpkin Brown cafe in Edinburgh are committed to making their business sustainable, and told us why the Green Tree collection is the perfect fit for their delicious dishes.

 

 

 

 


 

 

River Cottage goes compostable 

 

Vegware worked with River Cottage to make their Spring Food Fair as sustainable as possible. By using Vegware compostable packaging and with our recycling support, they achieved a whopping 72% recycling rate - far beyond the UK event average of 15%.  

 

 

 

 


 

 

Edinburgh Mela - zero polystyrene, zero waste  

 

Edinburgh Mela's Director Chris Purnell explains why and how the this multicultural performing arts event has banned polystyrene and gone completely compostable - for a zero waste festival.

 

 

 

 


 

 

University of York Students’ Union & compostable cups 

 

University of York Students' Union (YUSU) goes completely compostable with custom coffee cups by Vegware.