Category Archives: environment

How it’s made: Bagasse vs Polystyrene infographic

Here at Vegware, we often get asked about how our eco-materials are made, and how they compare to plastics like EPS (expanded polystyrene). All of our packaging made from plants comes from renewable sources, so we made this infographic about how bagasse and EPS are made to help spread the word! Give it a click to learn more!

an infographic explaining bagasse vs polystyrene plastic production and how bagasse is made from renewable plant sources where polystyrene is made from fossil fuels
Bagasse and polystyrene come from very different sources – renewable plants vs fossil fuels. Here’s how they’re made.

Having a summer event?

As summer unfolds and people take to the outdoors to enjoy the weather, the opportunities for outdoor catering increase exponentially. With warewashing usually unavailable in pop-up outdoor venues across the country, single use disposable packaging is often the most viable option for traders.

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that Vegware provides packaging made from plants that is designed to be recycled with food waste, simplifying waste management for all parties. However, you may not know just how many great products we have for barbecue season. Our wine goblets, rectangular plates and wide bowls are all great value gems that can help events of all sizes go swimmingly:

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Vegware is SME of the year!

Award-Winner-Email-Footer copyWe won! Vegware is now the proud owner of a rather fetching Scottish Business in the Community award for SME of the year!

SBC is one of The Prince’s Charities and Scotland’s leading organisation in responsible business practices. The awards celebrate companies of all sizes across all sectors, supporting and developing business practices that enrich Scotland’s communities, conserve and improve the environment and achieve long term sustainability. In short, helping better business make Scotland a better place in which to live and work.

Jane Wood, CEO of Scottish Business in the Community, said: “This is the first year we’ve opened the Awards to all businesses in Scotland. There’s a huge amount of excellent work around the responsible business agenda taking place within our communities. Picking a winner was incredibly difficult, but we are delighted to have Vegware as our SME of the year”.

 

Plastic bag charge to be introduced in England

From 5 October 2015, England will follow the rest of the UK  in introducing charges for carrier bags. All businesses with more than 250 full time equivalent employees will have to charge at least 5p for carrier bags that:

  • have not previously been usedocean-pollution-plastic-bag
  • have handles
  • are plastic
  • are 70 microns thick or less

These charges have already been used elsewhere to great effect, with carrier bag usage plummeting by around 80% in Wales and Scotland. However, the English legislation exempts small and medium businesses, whereas the Welsh and Scottish charge applies across the board. Full info on the upcoming charge is available here.