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Eco Audits


Switching to Vegware offers real environmental benefits - by the kilo.


We believe it's important to quantify your environmental improvements. Vegware invoices therefore feature three key figures - our Eco Audits. Here's what they are, and how we calculate them...

Vegware Eco Audits

Carbon saved


Vegware's eco materials have less embodied carbon than conventional packaging. We have been working with independent carbon consultancy En-count to give all packaging materials a figure for embodied carbon per kilo, using SimaPro's lifecycle assessment database EcoInvent v2.0.

 

We then compared Vegware's eco materials to the conventional materials we are replacing for each product. For example:

  • bagasse has 99% less carbon than polystyrene 
  • plant-based PLA has 79% less carbon than plastic 

For more info, download our saving carbon factsheet.

Virgin material saved


Many of our products are made from recycled material.

 

We track the total weight of non-virgin material used for each order.

 

Potential landfill diversion


Landfill is the most expensive destination for UK waste, so recycling is cheaper and greener. Vegware packaging is certified compostable and can be organically recycled together with food waste. Many of our products are also suitable for conventional recycling, if not too contaminated with food.

 

This figure tells you how many kilos of used packaging you can divert from landfill.

 

What's more, our Food Waste Network helps any UK business find its ideal food waste recycling partner, for free.

Eco Audits 2017

Vegware Eco Audit we have saved
of carbon
2,098 tonnes
Vegware Eco Audit we have saved
of virgin materials
708 tonnes
Vegware Eco Audit Carbon Saved Comparison
1,311 trips
Vegware Eco Audit we have diverted
of finite materials
1,559 tonnes

 

We are proud of our customers' Eco Audits! Together all our UK customers saved...

 

110 tonnes of carbon and 100 tonnes of virgin materials in 2010

260 tonnes of carbon and 200 tonnes of virgin materials in 2011

464 tonnes of carbon and 366 tonnes of virgin materials in 2012

925 tonnes of carbon and 569 tonnes of virgin materials in 2013

2,514 tonnes of carbon and 760 tonnes of virgin materials in 2014