Vegware has teamed up with recycling specialist First Mile to launch a collection service for its compostable packaging.
The service is available to both businesses and individuals.
Collection timeslots are booked through First Mile’s website recyclebox.co.uk, at a cost of £10 for a 41x30x30cm box.
The box must be light enough ‘for one person to carry’. Specific weights are not given.
“First Mile’s RecycleBox service now creates full UK post-back coverage for used Vegware to access suitable waste infrastructure,” said Vegware environmental and communications director Lucy Frankel.
“Over two dozen UK facilities accept our compostable products, and trade collections for used Vegware now cover 38% of UK postcodes, up from 2% in 2012 when we started working with the waste sector. We introduced First Mile to a facility who had tested and approved Vegware products in their process, and see RecycleBox as an innovative solution for individuals and foodservice businesses throughout the UK.”