MSP to Visit Vegware
Tuesday 31st July 2012
Alison Johnstone MSP will be visiting Edinburgh’s Green Company of the Year Vegware on Friday 20th July. The fast growing Polwarth firm creates the UK’s first and only completely compostable food packaging range. The Green MSP for the Lothian region has lodged a motion congratulating Vegware on their recent achievements that include three prestigious awards this year and for their support of local sustainability projects. During her visit Alison Johnstone accompanied by Gavin Corbett, Green Councillor for the Fountainbridge and Craiglockhart area, will officially launch the Food Waste Network website, Vegware’s new zero waste initiative.
The Food Waste Network matchmakes any UK business with its ideal food waste recycling partner, for free. Vegware’s certified compostable disposables can be recycled into nutrient-rich fertiliser or renewable energy, diverting it from expensive landfill.
Alison Johnstone MSP said: “I’m sure that the Food Waste Network site is going to be a valuable tool for businesses looking to cut waste and save cash. There are some superb community food waste initiatives in Lothian and I hope that this new service will put them in touch with more businesses, creating a win-win situation for jobs and the environment.”
Joe Frankel, founder and Managing Director of Vegware comments, “We are delighted at the recognition from the Scottish Parliament; their commendation reinforces our genuine commitment to the environment and the local community. The Food Waste Network will provide a practical and innovative platform helping all UK businesses to aim for zero waste to landfill”.
Green Councillor, Gavin Corbett said: “As one of the main founders of Shandon Local Food Group, I am delighted to see a local business prospering as one of Edinburgh most successful green companies. With the festival season almost upon us, local residents and businesses will be well aware of the issue of packaging and litter and I’m looking forward to learning about Vegware’s products and their plans for the future.
Vegware is a founder Supporter of WRAP’s new Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement that aims to reduce food and packaging waste sent to landfill.Creating the Food Waste Network is Vegware’s pledge as a Supporter of the agreement.