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Belgium’s Demo Forest delivers sustainable success

Unbe-leaf-able news! We’re excited to share Vegware’s first Belgium case study!

Demo Forest is the leading eco forestry event in Europe. It has 50,000 attendees over two days. To reduce their environmental impact the event organisers chose Vegware compostable foodservice packaging across the site, which was turned into quality compost after use. 

This was a first for an event of this magnitude in Belgium and required cooperation from all key teams involved. Demo Forest replaced conventional packaging with Vegware to reduce general waste and join their local circular economy. 

The used Vegware was sorted manually on-site, to ensure only good quality organic matter was sent to the waste facility. They composted 420kg of used Vegware and food waste, which was transformed into green energy and quality compost, for local use. This is just the first sustainable step, and the team are determined to build on these results in 2021.  

Customer Spotlight: Airports Going Green

Teamwork makes the green work! 

Vegware helped Airports Going Green divert 634lbs of food scraps and used Vegware from landfill to create 159lbs of compost for Georgia farmers’ fields.  

The annual AGG conference brings together hundreds of aviation leaders, experts, and innovators from around the world to exchange sustainability knowledge. In its 11th year, the 2018 AGG was held at the Omni Hotel – CNN Center and hosted by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). 

Working with partners – for composting, food donation and waste, and recycling & sustainability – CompostNow, Goodr and Rubicon – Vegware’s Zero Waste Director, Julia Wetsein, prepared a full zero waste plan to help conference hosts meet their sustainability goal: Divert food scraps, unused food safe for human consumption, and used Vegware disposables away from landfill and to places where it can best help the local community while contributing to its circular economy. 

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INDEPENDENT BRISTOL, UK, CAFE COMPOSTS ITS VEGWARE DISPOSABLES

New case study! Independent Bristol café Spoke and Stringer has switched to Vegware and joined Close the Loop.

Close the Loop is Vegware’s own composting collection service, running in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, UK. It collects used Vegware and food scraps from Vegware clients, which are then taken to a local composting facility at Rose Hill, Gloucestershire. Used Vegware is turned into nutrient-rich compost for local farmers’ fields.

Spoke and Stringer is conscious about the environment and does whatever possible to reduce waste. “That’s why we’ve chosen Vegware where we can close the loop on all our packaging,” says Emma Linzel, the Operations Manager at Spoke and Stringer.

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