Vegware uses a variety of renewable plant-based materials to manufacture its product range. In its finished form, Vegware packaging products are compostable in commercial facilities, where accepted.
Paper & card
Sustainably sourced paper and cardboard, using recycled content where we can. Uses include Vegware hot cups, soup containers, paper straws, Bon Appetit bowls, and various takeaway containers.
Vegware uses vegetable and water-based inks that have a great quality print finish. Vegware’s in-house designers can create custom prints with eco inks for a wide range of products.
An innovative clear film made from wood pulp. The wood is sourced from sustainably managed forestry. Cellulose fibres in wood pulp goes through a casting process and regenerates into a certified industrial and home compostable film called NatureFlex. Vegware uses NatureFlex for clear bags and some of its products’ clear windows, it is greaseproof and suitable for hot and cold food.
Made from reclaimed sugarcane, our bagasse uses the dry fibrous residue left once sugarcane has been pressed for juice. A high-heat, high-pressure process is applied to press and shape the fibres.
Bagasse is a stylish eco alternative to polystyrene suitable for hot and cold food. Vegware products that use Bagasse include takeaway boxes, plates and bowls.
PLA & CPLA
PLA stands for Polylactic Acid, a compostable bioplastic derived from plant sugars. Glucose is extracted from milled corn. It is then fermented to produce lactic acid, which is processed into a polymer and made into pellets. PLA is used in Vegware clear products like cold cups and deli containers, and to line our board-based products. CPLA is crystallised PLA, used when more heat resistance is needed, like with our lids and cutlery.
Made from naturally fallen Areca palm leaves in Southern India. Tableware suitable for hot and cold food. Fallen leaves are gathered and cleansed with high pressure water jets. Once dried, they are shaped under heated moulds. There are no coatings, additives or chemicals, just the natural leaf. Used to make Vegware Palm leaf tableware, including plates, platters and bowls.