Per kilo of resin, the carbon footprint of conventional plastic (PET) is 3.4kg, whereas for our bioplastic (PLA) it's 0.75kg. We assume that we are swapping a PLA product for an equivalent plastic product which was made in the same place and transported in the same way, which gives us a carbon saving of 2.65kg per kilo of finished product. Our invoices show the carbon saved from switching to a clean bioplastic.
Potential landfill diversion
Landfill is the most expensive destination for UK waste, so recycling is cheaper and greener. Vegware packaging is certified compostable and can be organically recycled together with food waste. Many of our products are also suitable for recycling. This figure tells you how many kilos of used packaging you can divert from landfill. What's more, our Food Waste Network helps any UK business find its ideal food waste recycling partner.
Virgin material saved
Many of our products are made from recycled material. We track the total weight of non-virgin material used for each order.