A range of compostable food packaging whose sales have increased tenfold since 2008 to £4m is now stocked by Brakes.

More than 30 products including takeaway boxes, chip trays, hot drink cups and cutlery make up the disposable catering range from Vegware. It makes the packaging from plants and recycled materials that can be disposed of with food waste.

Vegware would help caterers divert waste from landfill said Brakes.