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University Surrey Simon Booth Vegware Green Tree

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.”

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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…

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.




New case study on The Bay fish & chips

Calum_winner_vegwareBoxWe’ve just popped up a new case study on our website. Read all about how The Bay – an award winning fish & chip shop in Aberdeenshire, made the switch to compostable packaging and discovered not only were there environmental benefits to using Vegware’s eco packaging, but also practical benefits too.


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