Having grown up on Galway Bay we have always been concerned about keeping the Bay pristine clean and for the benfit of all who work, rest and play in Salthill, that is why when ever we can do business in a positive and earth friendly we do…
To this end we sourced for our take out dishes the most advanced organic packaging available. All our packaging is sustainably sourced paper and cardboard, using recycled content where we can. Uses include hot cups, soup containers, paper straws, bowls and various takeaway containers.
Our containers are made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and designed to be commercially compostable with food waste, where accepted. Compostables are a practical solution for single-use food-contaminated disposables, allowing food service to achieve their sustainability goals.
Vegware holds the deepest set of compostability certification in the sector. Our full product range can be commercially composted with food waste where accepted. Independent bodies have certified our products can break down in under 12 weeks in industrial composting facilities. The most widely used compostability standards are the European EN13432 and the American ASTM D6400. They are largely equivalent, and include the following elements:
Biodegradation – materials turn to soil through microbial action at the same rate as cellulose (paper)
Disintegration – the materials fall into small pieces
Eco-toxicity – seeds can germinate in the resulting compost – i.e. it is useful for plant growth
Heavy metals – the compost is safe to go onto land