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We’ve been shortlisted for an Edinburgh Chamber Business Award!

We were delighted to hear that Vegware has been named as one of the finalists at this year’s Edinburgh Chamber Business Awards.

The awards recognise some of the great work that businesses in Edinburgh have achieved in the last year. We’re up for the Responsible Business Award for our Close the Loop collection service, a waste collection service offering Vegware packaging and food waste collection to customers across Scotland’s Central Belt.

Last year, we won Supplier of the Year at the Food Made Good Awards for our Close the Loop solution. Close the Loop also received a Parliamentary Motion in the Scottish Parliament in the same month.

The awards are taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 8th of February. Wish us luck!

Close the Loop in Footprint’s waste2zero awards!

We were happy to hear this week that we were a runner up for Best Closed Loop Project Award at the Footprint waste2zero Awards. We were nominated for our Close the Loop collection service, a waste collection service offering Vegware packaging and food waste collection to customers across Scotland’s Central Belt.

Earlier in October we won Supplier of the Year at the Food Made Good Awards for our Close the Loop solution. Close the Loop also received a Parliamentary Motion in the Scottish Parliament in the same month.

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We’ve been shortlisted for a Footprint waste2zero award!

We were delighted to hear that Vegware is one of the finalists at the inaugural Footprint waste2zero award.

The awards recognise excellence in waste management and prevention. Responding to the industry’s demand, the awards aim to give the out-of-home sector a platform to showcase best practice. We’ve been shortlisted for our Close the Loop collection service, a waste collection service offers Vegware packaging and food waste collection to customers across Scotland’s Central Belt.

Earlier in October we won Supplier of the Year at the Food Made Good Awards for our Close the Loop solution. Close the Loop also received a Parliamentary Motion in the Scottish Parliament in the same month.

The winners will be announced at the Ham Yard hotel in London on Wednesday 6th December 2017

Wish us luck!

For a full list of the other finalists head to Footprint’s website.

Vegware wins Supplier of the Year at the Food Made Good Awards

Great news! We won Supplier of the Year at the Food Made Good Awards for our Close the Loop pilot collection service.

Once collected, the waste was composted at a plant near Glasgow and then used on farms within weeks. Two tonnes of food waste were collected during the trial. Following the success of our pilot we’ve now made the service available to all of our customers across Scotland’s Central Belt.

Close the Loop is a flexible and competitively priced service. Clients choose any collection day and have no contract ties. By piggybacking onto existing collections and using trucks that are already on the road, Close the Loop is a carbon-friendly service. Find out more about our service here.

The award is one of three new categories amongst the 17 awards presented by SRA President Raymond Blanc and Vice President Prue Leith, at a special ceremony at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall in London.

We’ve been nominated for a Food Made Good Award!

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We’re happy to announce we’ve been nominated for the Best Supplier Award at the upcoming Food Made Good Awards.

Hosted by the Sustainable Restaurant Association, the Food Made Good Awards are an annual celebration of everything that is great about the food-service industry.

We’ve been nominated for our Close the Loop initiative, a waste collection service for Vegware customers throughout Scotland which ensures their compostable packaging and food waste is collected for composting.

The 2017 Food Made Good Awards will take place on the 5th of October at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

We’ve been shortlisted for the UK Packaging Awards 2017

Our creative team has been nominated for Design Team of the Year at the upcoming 2017 UK Packaging Awards.

Taking place on the 22 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, Vegware’s creative team has been recognised for its various innovative design projects over the past year.

Communicating Vegware’s key sustainable messages alongside slick designs, these projects included our ‘All about Vegware’ animation, new Leaf Band range for Vegware Packaging Inc in the US, Christmas cups, ‘We use Vegware’ poster range and bin signage designs.

Wish us luck!

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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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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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We’re Manchester Coffee Fest’s official sustainability partner!

We love a good coffee festival. Alongside the amazing smells and sights of coffee being made and the delicious samples on offer, it’s great to see new trends and innovation on the coffee scene. That’s why we’re delighted to announce we’re Manchester Coffee Festival’s first ever official sustainability partner!

Sustainability is a new focus for the festival. Spurred on by reports earlier in the year of coffee cup recycling issues, festival organisers Cup North decided it was time to take action. As well as inviting Vegware to be their official sustainability partner, the festival has also created the Vegware Sustainability Hub – an area dedicated to workshops and talks on waste and recycling issues in the coffee industry.

Taking place on the 5th-6th November, the festival will also bring together independent coffee shops, roasteries, importers and baristas from across the north of England for a weekend of talks, tastings and even a coffee-themed cinema.

Don’t miss Vegware’s workshop on coffee cup recycling, explaining the issues the UK currently faces and the compostable solution. Hosted by our Recycling Advisor Kate Chambers, you can catch us at 12pm on Saturday 5th and 2:30pm on Sunday 6th November.

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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!