Our materials


Our eco materials are...

renewable

...renewable
Vegware is made of plants not plastic. Why use up finite resources – trees, corn and sugar cane are renewable natural materials.
low carbon

..low carbon
Our eco materials contain less embodied carbon than those used in conventional packaging. And our Eco Audits count your carbon savings by the kilo.
recycled

...recycled
We love recycled card, paper and bagasse, our recycled sugarcane fibre. Our Eco Audits track the recycled content in each order - together we're saving virgin materials.
sustainably sourced

...sustainably sourced
Any virgin card or paper used to make Vegware products come from a responsible forestry source with a recognised chain of custody.

 

Tried, tested and trusted

Certified food safe

Certified food safe
We hold the market’s most comprehensive food migration certification.
Certified compostable

Certified compostable
Vegware products have independent compostability certification and are widely accepted for organics recycling.
Traceable sustainable supply chain

Traceable sustainable supply chain
We are proud of our sustainable supply chain. Our fully traceable products are made in quality controlled conditions from sustainably sourced or recycled materials. Minimising waste and maximising transport efficiency give benefit all round.

 

More about our eco materials

Material About We use it for...
Paper and card Vegware only uses paper and card from recycled or sustainable sources Our bags, hot cups and food cartons
Cornstarch Plant-based PLA, contains 79% less embodied carbon than plastic Cold cups, deli containers and clear windows
High heat cornstarch Made from high heat plant-based PLA, 62% less embodied carbon than plastic Hot cup lids, soup lids and cutlery.
Bagasse, recycled sugarcane Microwave & freezer-safe. It’s breathable so hot food doesn’t ‘sweat’ like in polystyrene. And we’re using a waste material. Table away boxes and tableware.
Natureflex NatureFlex is a clear home-compostable film made from sustainably-sourced wood pulp. It has certification for Chain of Custody from FSC & PEFC. Natureflex bags.
Plastic free linings Plastic-free linings Water-based or plant-based linings make sure Vegware is completely compostable. Hot cups, soup containers, food cartons and sandwich wedges.
Palm leaf Palm leaf Fallen areca nut palm leaves gathered from the forest floor in Kerala and hand pressed in spring water. Palm leaf plates and bowls.