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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…

 

New York City bans polystyrene from 1st July 2015

Polystyrene foam ban in New York City VegwareFrom the 1st of July 2015, foam polystyrene containers are to be banned from the eateries of the Big Apple.  In December 2013, the City Council passed a measure that gave foam-container manufacturers a year to prove that the material could be successfully ­recycled.

New York is the latest of over 100 cities around the world to ban polystyrene. It may seem cheap to buy, but polystyrene comes at a high environmental cost.

This is part of New York’s wider drive to recycle more – and recycling polystyrene containers is notoriously tricky. According to the US EP in 2008, less than 1% of polystyrene gets recycled. Our partners Vegware US are going to be busy helping NYC go completely compostable.

UK’s 29th fastest growing firm – with 919% growth!

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Yup, it’s official!

Last night, Deloitte announced that Vegware is the UK’s 29th fastest growing firm – with growth of 919% over the last 5 years. Looking at the list of the UK’s fastest growth companies, we’re the 4th fastest growing in Scotland. And the cherry on the cake is that we were the top ranked GreenTech firm.

Joe Frankel, our MD and founder, is of course delighted: “Placing in the Fast 50 for the second year running is very satisfying and a testament to the hard work and creativity of the Vegware team. We’ve got lots in the pipeline so look out for Vegware in 2015!”

We wouldn’t keep on growing without our loyal friends, supporters and clients – so here’s a huge thank you for everyone’s continued support and good will.

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Newsletter – meet our gourmet range…and much more news too

Vegware newsletter eco packagingHello again,

We’ve been up to the usual – launching new unique products, sharing leftovers recipes, winning awards, and organising educational seminars on NHS waste…here goes!

1. NEW – Gourmet range

We’re very excited about this! Meet the market’s first eco spill-proof window box – for hot or cold food to go. This unique patented range of bagasse bases with matching lids is exclusive to Vegware.

The base is made from recycled sugarcane fibre, which has 99% less embodied carbon than polystyrene and paper, and it’s suitable for the microwave or freezer. The lid has an anti-mist clear window made from corn-based PLA, which has 51% less carbon than PE plastic film. The whole thing is completely compostable, as you’d expect with Vegware.

Here is a short demo video, and here it is on our websiteget in touch for samples!

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