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Newsletter: On ITV’s BBQ Champ! Plus new tutti frutti spoons and a Bristol office

Vegware newsletter eco packagingHello again! 

We’re on ITV’s BBQ Champ tonight! Plus: new products including tutti frutti ice cream spoons, an Edinburgh festival banning polystyrene, and our new Bristol office…

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Vegware on ITV’s BBQ Champ!

Our products are going to be on TV tonight! Our palm leaf platters, which are made from fallen palm leaves, will be used in the second episode of the ITV show BBQ Champ. See if you can spot them when the show airs tonight at 9:00pm. We thought we’d celebrate by having a barbie ourselves and taking some snaps of the platters in action!

Watch the show and tweet @vegware with your reactions!

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.

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”.

 

Tasty new photography for National Picnic Week!

Vegware is celebrating this national picnic week with a collection of photographs showing how our bagasse tableware is perfect for picnics! Bagasse is a great material, and our range is formed from leftover sugarcane fibre after it has been processed.  As well as being sturdier than paper plates, it is extremely low carbon (99% less than polystyrene), suitable for all foods, wet or dry, and completely compostable! So if you’re heading out to the park, beach or wherever your blanket takes you this summer, check out our bagasse collection! Our picnic pics will be published through our twitter and facebook, we’d love to see yours too!

Espresso yourself! New Vegware coffee video

There’s a lot of noise around coffee at the moment. With London Coffee Festival and UK Coffee Week going on, we thought we’d team up with Brew Lab coffee bar and Mike “the goose” Gooseberg to make a bit of a song and dance about our preferred black gold. Give it a share if you think a coffee sounds good!

Better yet, it doesn’t just sound good – UK Coffee Week does good by raising funds for Project Waterfall, an initiative established to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities around the world. Find out more here

Countdown to Pro2Pac and WasteWorks

It is now less than a week to go! We have plenty of reason to be excited; our gourmet range is shortlisted for an excellence award, and we’re hosting a roundtable discussion on barriers to zero waste in foodservice (25/3, 11.45-13.00). Our lovely sales team will also be on hand at the event to answer any questions you can think of! Get acquainted with the gourmet range by checking out our cracking new product demonstration or check out the food waste network website to learn more. Vegware will be exhibiting at stand S2012 of Pro2Pac and the Food Waste Network at stand S1957 of WasteWorks. Come say hello!

Vegware community fund wins CSR award!

We are delighted to have bagged ourselves a Corporate Social Responsibility award from the FPA last night! The recognition is for our community fund, which supports sustainability in the wider community by giving monthly grants to grassroots non-profit groups and charities. Find out more here, and check out the gallery to see some of the great projects we support in action!

The global special – Issue five of our magazine is out now!

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 15.59.21Yes, hot off the press it’s issue five of our magazine – Completely Compostable!

And this time it’s a global special! Packed full of fantastic features you can read about anything from our Sophie’s time over with our UAE partners, Horeca Trade in Dubai, to the global recycling movement to our team’s green ideas for reducing waste to the Vegware timeline… And there’s loads of information about our global partners too.

You can read issue 5 and all the previous issues including the back to school special and the waste issue here.

Enjoy!

Lucy catches up with 2degrees for a chat

Lucy caught up with the lovely folk over at the 2degrees network recently to chat about what we’ve been up to since being named their ‘Solution of the Year’ at their Sustainable Champions Awards (check out our Sarah picking up our trophy here) and what’s in store for Vegware in 2015.

You can read the full interview here.

And in the meantime – why not check out the silly vid we made as part of the awards…