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Seven Sisters Spices: pram-delivered healthy lunches in Lewes

Equipped with an upcycled Silvercross pram, a natural talent for cooking and Vegware’s eco packaging, Chloe Edwards is on a mission to bring delicious lunches to the town of Lewes. We’re not the only ones who love Chloe’s story –  the BBC put together this film on Seven Sisters Spices earlier this year.

“Food has long been a love of mine, having grown up with a very good cook, my mum, who always cooked every family meal from scratch,” explains Chloe. After her 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, Chloe began to work from home in Lewes, East Sussex. Seeing an opportunity to turn her culinary talents into an income, Chloe set up Seven Sisters Spices, specialising in healthy home-cooked food for lunch deliveries and event catering.

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University of Cambridge & Vegware – finalists in the Green Gown Awards!

Vegware and the University of Cambridge are Green Gown Awards finalists! We’ve been shortlisted in recognition of our collaborative work in helping the University catering go zero waste.

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Vegware wins Footprint Award for helping Aramark site go zero waste!

Exciting news! We won the Waste Management and Reduction award at the Footprint Awards last night for helping Aramark catering go zero waste at BNY Mellon.

The award is in recognition of the work Vegware did with no fewer than five companies to help Aramark eliminate landfill waste  from their catering operations at BNY Mellon. This was achieved by organising the recycling of our compostable packaging with foodwaste, providing fertiliser for local farmers and bio methane to heat homes in London.

Despite facing stiff competition, Vegware were delighted to walk away with a prestigious Footprint award. The judges commented that the work showed ‘great collaboration and great initiative’! 

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Beauty Kitchen use Vegware packaging for Holland & Barrett product launch

Beauty Kitchen focus on the power of nature in their natural beauty product range, making fun and affordable products that don’t cost the earth. Their green outlook led them to using Vegware’s compostable packaging for their products – proving that Vegware isn’t just for food!

For the launch of their ‘Inspire Me’ range in Holland & Barrett, they chose Vegware deli containers to show off their new baby bath bombs. Made from PLA, a plant based material with 81% less embodied carbon than plastic, the transparent deli containers are the perfect way to show off the cosmetic company’s products while staying sustainable.

Jo Chidley, Beauty Kitchen founder explains, “We chose to work with Vegware because they are eco-friendly, but the packaging still looks professional and stylish. The team are also a real pleasure to work with!”

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University of Surrey chooses Green Tree collection to communicate eco ethos

Vegware_collection_GT_group_W8.5CARRW-GT_VDW-G12_VGGSH2-GT_R500-GT_salad_snack_combo_800xWe’ve just launched the Green Tree collection in honour of our Queen’s Award for Innovation win. This stylish grab & go collection features a word-cloud motif celebrating sustainability and Vegware’s eco credentials – just like our award!

Like all of Vegware’s products, the compostable collection replaces plastics with plant materials with a lower carbon footprint. It’s already in use at the University of Surrey, who chose it for its clear sustainability-focused messages.

Director of Hospitality Simon Booth explains:

“Historically, cost was the most important factor for caterers, but the University of Surrey looks at the whole picture. Landfill costs are only going up, and a solution that removes this factor completely really helps us from a business perspective. 

The University of Surrey is very environmentally conscious. When we realised that over 80% of the landfill waste produced was coming from retail areas, our caterers and estates got together to address the issue. The most positive step forward was to switch to a compostable range of foodservice products. Vegware was the perfect partner as they had the vision to help create the Green Tree collection, which meets all our needs. This year, we’re using the collection for our conferences and location business.”

Interested in the collection? Ask us for free samples at info@vegware.co.uk.

New case study on North East Scotland College

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 10.41.55We’ve just popped up another new case study on our website.

 

Read all about North East Scotland College (NESCol) – a college in Aberdeen always looking for ways to boost sustainability. In 2011, Aramark introduced Vegware’s eco packaging at NESCol’s Aberdeen campuses, sparking a huge improvement in recycling and communications.

 

All our case studies are free and available to download here.

Watch our new film about Zero waste soup cafe – Union of Genius!

Watch our latest film about soup-monger extraodinaires, Union of Genius!

 

This zero waste soup cafe has used our completely compostable packaging since day one and have a unique loyalty scheme to reward customers for bringing back their used Vegware for composting.

 

Their loyalty scheme is a brilliant, forward thinking way of maximising recycling whilst maintaining customer loyalty and we think it’s a really great idea. Watch our video case study to find out more…

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbldvN7g0Tk

Case study on how Royal Bournemouth Hospital become a zero waste Trust

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 15.47.08The Sustainable Development Unit is jointly funded by NHS England and Public Health England to ensure that the health and care system fulfills its potential as a leading sustainable and low carbon service.

 

They develop organisations, people, tools, policy and research which will enable organisations to promote sustainable development, to mitigate and to adapt to climate change.

 

Their case study section showcases examples of organisations that are showing initiative in embracing more sustainable practice. Check out their recent case study on Royal Bournemouth Hospital  here and read how by switching to using Vegware’s completely compostable packaging, they have made a 70% saving on waste costs and become a zero waste Trust.