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Ilfracombe Foodservice makes an environmental decision to switch to packaging made from plants, not plastic 🌿

Ilfracombe Foodservice makes an environmental decision to switch to packaging made from plants, not plastic 🌿

  20th November 2017

Ilfracombe Foodservice has chosen Vegware as their packaging supplier to provide a plastic-free solution for all disposable food packaging items.
The bold decision has been made to consciously ditch plastic packaging and move to Vegware eco catering disposables to meet demands for sustainable solutions to foodservice packaging & to look after the environment.

Sustainability is central to Ilfracombe due to the depots location by the coast. It is abundantly apparent that more needs to be done to reduce the carbon footprint by taking steps to switch to eco packaging to cut the amount of plastic that is put into the oceans and coastlines; this is a conscious step in the right direction.

Kelly Williams Sales &; Marketing Director at Ilfracombe said:

“Recent headlines have exposed how environmentally unfriendly lots of food packaging is, and we felt it was our obligation to choose packaging that’s free from plastic. We are incredibly proud to be working with a company like Vegware whose values are so closely aligned with our own”

Made from plants, not plastic
Vegware uses a wide range of eco materials to manufacture everything from coffee cups and cutlery to takeaway boxes and sandwich wedges. Their coffee cups are lined with PLA instead of plastic, a plant-based bioplastic. Takeaway boxes and tableware are made from bagasse, an eco-alternative to polystyrene that’s made from sugarcane fibers. All products are commercially compostable with food waste where facilities exist.

“Following this much needed and bold move we are confident our customers will support us with this most worthwhile initiative. Customers that are already using the sustainable products love how great their food looks in the Vegware packaging and are also proud to be part of a sustainable economy.
Adam Fitzgerald Buyer at Ilfracombe

By switching to Vegware, Ilfracombe Foodservice is pioneering the use of compostable packaging in the south-west of England. Vegware is made from annually renewable materials; no finite oil-based plastic is used in the manufacture of any Vegware products.

Andy Bell the Director of the UNESCO Biosphere in North Devon said “Ilfracombe Foodservice are showing real leadership by taking the non-plastic option. What this can mean for our beaches, marine wildlife, the reduced operating costs for many companies and therefore the wider economy is huge. The ever increasingly eco-savvy customers in north Devon will support this.”

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