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Eco Audits


Switching to Vegware offers real environmental benefits - by the kilo.


We believe it's important to quantify your environmental improvements. Vegware invoices therefore feature three key figures - our Eco Audits. Here's what they are, and how we calculate them...

Vegware Eco Audits

Carbon Saved

Vegware's eco materials have less embodied carbon than conventional packaging. We have been working with independent carbon consultancy En-count to give all packaging materials a figure for embodied carbon per kilo, using SimaPro's lifecycle assessment database EcoInvent v2.0.

 

We then compared Vegware's eco materials to the conventional materials we are replacing for each product. For example:

  • bagasse has 99% less carbon than polystyrene 
  • plant-based PLA has 79% less carbon than plastic 

 

Virgin material saved

 

Many of our products are made from recycled material.

We track the total weight of non-virgin material used for each order.

 

Potential landfill diversion

 

Landfill is the most expensive destination for UK waste, so recycling is cheaper and greener. Vegware packaging is certified compostable and can be organically recycled together with food waste. Many of our products are also suitable for conventional recycling, if not too contaminated with food.

 

This figure tells you how many kilos of used packaging you can divert from landfill.

 

 

 Vegware 2016 Eco Stats