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Free event: GreenByDesign – discussing zero waste design, events and marketing

Calling all designers, events and marketing professionals! You are cordially invited to a free, informal networking event at Vegware’s Edinburgh HQ. We will be discussing zero waste branding over a glass of wine. Come along to discover practical solutions for eco packaging design, sustainable marketing campaigns, and zero waste events. We will discuss:

  • how to combine sustainability with custom branding
  • how to help your clients audit – and save – carbon and virgin materials
  • boosting eco credentials and saving money by going zero waste to landfill

When: 4:30pm to 7pm, Thursday 8th September 2011

Where: Vegware, Canalside House, 43-45 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh EH11 1HS, UK.

Places are limited so please RSVP to by Tuesday 6th September.

We look forward to seeing you there! All the best from the Vegware team

15% discount for Big Lunchers

Not long until the Big Lunch! On Sunday 5th June, neighbours all around the UK are going to be having  lunch together. Vegware likes that idea rather a lot, so we’re giving a tasty 15% discount on all of our compostable disposables to any Big Lunchers who use the code BL2011 when buying online. There’s no need to use plastic disposables! Order by midday on Wednesday 1st June. Read the Big Lunch’s blog all about it here.

See you at Real Food Festival, stand 105!

Real Food Festival is upon us! From this Thursday until Sunday, Earls Court will be transformed into foodie heaven. A Sheep Show, endless speciality food producers and at least 651 varieties of Pembrokeshire organic hand-reared oak-smoked quail jerky. And us! We are exhibiting and you can find us on stand 105. Come and say hello! Come and get samples of our award-winning completely compostable packaging. Find out about the Vegware Composting Network, our new green dating agency for bins 🙂

We are having two informal wine receptions at the stand and would love any customers or enquirers to come along.

Thursday 5th May from 4pm to 7pm (following on handily from the end of the trade session) and Saturday 7th May from 4pm to 6pm.

We have a discount code which our customers can use to get sizeable discounts on advance tickets – use RFF56 when buying tickets online. Hope to see you very soon!

Tweet @Vegware on #EarthDay to win free eco Royal Wedding cups

Friday 22nd April is Earth Day, and we are celebrating by giving away a case of 500 eco-friendly Royal Wedding cups to one lucky UK winner, to green up their Royal Wedding street party.

Just send a tweet to @vegware with the hashtag #earthday any time on 22nd April 2011.

One winner will be picked at random and will recieve their free eco cups on Wednesday, in time for the Royal Wedding on the 29th.

These compostable insulated cups won us Best New Product in the Climate Week Awards – they are made in the British Isles from GM-free EU materials, and like all Vegware packaging, they are suitable for organics recycling together with food waste.

Now that landfill tax has become more expensive than recycling, composting food and packaging waste is the only way to go zero waste and save money.

Find your ideal food waste recycling partner through the Vegware Composting Network.

Want to win a Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper too? Then enter our symbol-spotting Royal Wedding prize draw by 9am on Tuesday 26th April! Just spot one of the hidden symbols in our eco cup design!

Win a luxury hamper in our eco Royal Wedding prize draw!

Enter our free prize draw and you could win a Fortnum & Mason hamper full of goodies to help you enjoy the big day even more! All you have to do is spot a hidden symbol in our Royal Wedding cup design and then fill in the online entry form. Best of luck!


We’ll draw the lucky winner at 9am on 26th April, so tell all your friends! Have a look at our facebook page to see some of our entries so far! As it turns out, there’s a lot of old romantics out there…


If you like our special edition Royal Wedding cups, you can buy online in multiples of 25 or 500, or get in touch to ask about volume pricing. A penny from the sale of each cup goes to the Vegware Community Fund, supporting grassroots sustainability projects throughout the UK.

And the winner is…Vegware! VIBES Awards success!

Vegware was chosen as a winner of Scotland’s most prestigious environmental awards, the 2010 VIBES Awards. VIBES stands for Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland, and we beat off the competition to be officially named one of Scotland’s most environmentally-friendly businesses. The VIBES press release can be found here, and if you would like to visit our shiny blue trophy in person in our beautiful Edinburgh HQ, email us and pop over!

Vegware shortlisted twice in Scotland’s top environmental awards

Vegware, the UK’s only 100% compostable packaging firm, has been shortlisted for Scotland’s top environmental businesses awards – Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards 2010. The Edinburgh firm, which recently moved to larger premises in Polwarth, is up for Best Product and Best Micro Business. Continue reading Vegware shortlisted twice in Scotland’s top environmental awards