Manufacturing the world's best eco products since 2006
Vegware is a visionary brand, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. Vegware products are made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and known for their quality and performance. Vegware work with the world’s largest contract caterers and distributors, and are chosen by large corporate offices, government buildings, healthcare facilities, academic institutions, tourist attractions, food retailers and event organizers. You'll also see Vegware at countless artisan delis and independent cafés.
Made from plants
Vegware uses a variety of renewable plant-based materials to manufacture our product range. In its finished form, Vegware packaging is compostable in commercial facilities, where accepted.
Sustainably sourced cardboard, using recycled content where possible. This includes Vegware hot cups, soup containers, Bon Appetit bowls and various takeout containers.
Vegware use vegetable and water-base inks that have a great print finish. Vegware in-house designers can create custom print for a wide range of Vegware products
Sustainably sourced paper, using recycled content where possible. Uses include Vegware’s paper carrier bags, bags to go, and straws. Vegware waxed deli sheets are made from greaseproof FSC-certified paper that’s unbleached and honey in color.
Made from a by-product of the sugarcane industry. Bagasse is a stylish eco alternative to polystyrene suitable for hot and cold food. Made from reclaimed sugarcane, Vegware 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. Used to make Vegware takeaway boxes, plates and bowls.
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
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 Vegware board-based products. CPLA is crystallised PLA, used when more heat resistance is needed, like with our lids and cutlery.
A 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. Used for Vegware clear bags and some of Vegware products’ clear windows, it is greaseproof and suitable for hot and cold food.
Let us answer your questions about Vegware products
What is Vegware made from?
Vegware is made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials. Vegware use a variety of plant-based materials – drop us a message if you would like more information.
Is Vegware food safe?
Vegware is certified food safe. Vegware hold the market's most comprehensive food migration certification.
Is Vegware oven safe? Can I microwave or freeze it?
We encourage customers to request product samples, as each kitchen is different, so samples allow you to test Vegware with your menu offerings and see how they work in your ovens, microwaves, refrigerators and freezers. Products that are Vegware-approved for a commercial kitchen appliance, such as hot cabinets, are referenced in the product's description.
Are Vegware products vegan?
Vegware products are made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials. Vegware use synthetic glues to bind their materials and have confirmation that they do not contain animal by-products.
Isn’t using corn for bioplastics taking up land that could be used to feed people?
If half of the world’s plastic production switched to crop-based bioplastics, the industry would still only require 3% of the world’s cultivated land. Bioplastics are typically made from materials that are not suitable for human consumption. For example, producers do not use food grade corn in the manufacture, thus it can be grown on outlying agricultural land and not interfere with food production.
How should I store Vegware products?
Do not store Vegware near heat – for example not in direct sunlight or near an oven or radiator. Vegware is best stored at temperatures not more than 104°F / 40°C.
Are Vegware products made in the US?
Vegware is a global brand, operating across a range of markets. As such, the supply chain is spread across a range of territories including the US, UK and Asia. Vegware manufacture their products close to the source of their raw plant-based materials, so that when transported, Vegware products are in their finished form.
What's the shelf life for Vegware products?
Generally speaking, Vegware products have a shelf life of up to one year.