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Vegware Compostable Cutlery - RCPLA Teaspoons

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$68.00

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Compostable teaspoons made from sustainable plastic alternative, RCPLA. Sleek and stylish, sturdy and practical.


2000/case


*Please Note: There is a 25% restocking fee on all returned cases of compostables, please contact us for samples to test product before purchasing!


SKU# VW-VSP4.5

2000/case
Vegware Compostable Cutlery - RCPLA Teaspoons
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Our 4.5in teaspoon is made of 100% recycled plant-based RCPLA, not plastic! A Vegware innovation, certified compostable cutlery suitable for food waste recycling. Sleek and stylish, sturdy and practical.


These Vegware compostable RCPLA Teaspoons are as light and strong as their oil-based plastic counterparts. By contrast, they are made from annually-renewable resources, are fully compostable, and generate fewer greenhouse gasses during production.


Features:

  • 100% biodegradable and compostable
  • Made from plant based starch
  • Light and strong
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • GMO Free
  • Meets ASTM D6400 compostable standards & BPI certified

  • *Returns of unopened cases are subject to a 25% restocking fee, and return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. Please contact us for return authorization and correct shipping address before sending.

    Composting

    Compostable disposables are designed to be recycled in an industrial composting facility together with food waste. That means there’s no need for sorting, and the compostable cup, lid, burger box, knife and napkin can all go together without removing the ketchup and leftover chips. An extra bonus is that once food and disposables share one bin, other dry recycling bins are cleaner and easier to recycle.

    What is Vegware made from?

    Vegware makes catering disposables from plants, not plastic. After use, they are designed for industrial composting with food waste. Vegware replaces conventional plastics with various plant-based materials. For example, PLA is a compostable material made from plants. PLA replaces the plastic in coffee cup linings or sandwich windows, and it’s the clear material in our cold cups and deli containers. Our hot cup lids and cutlery are made of a high-heat version of PLA.

    Recycled sugarcane fibre is another practical material we use for our clamshells, plates and bowls. Known as bagasse, it performs really well, keeping heat in but not trapping condensation. Plus, it’s renewable, a recycled by-product of the sugar industry.

    Do plant-based materials work as well as plastic?

    Absolutely. In the early days there were limitations, but not anymore. Cafés can be confident that their plant-based disposables will function perfectly. We only use water-based or vegetable-based inks for our custom printing, and the print finish is great.

    What’s the difference between biodegradable and compostable?

    Same process, different breakdown speeds. Forget the term biodegradable, as it tells us nothing about timescales (wood is biodegradable, but a log cabin can stand for generations). Compostable means something can break down in under 12 weeks and is therefore suitable for industrial composting. Make sure your disposables supplier has compostability certification – that’s the real guarantee.

    What’s the point if I can’t compost it?

    The earth has finite resources. Disposables are used for such a short time, so it makes sense to switch to renewable materials, reserving conventional plastics for applications where they can’t be easily replaced. Lots of people enjoy using plant-based materials, knowing they are a simple way to reduce carbon and help their business go green.

    But here’s the exciting part, by choosing compostables, foodservice businesses can actively drive changes in US recycling. The more compostables there are in use, the more we can work with the waste sector to extend collections US-wide.

    Vegware – good for your food, good for the environment.

    Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. Our extensive range of eco catering disposables offers quality environmentally-friendly products at competitive prices.

    Our award-winning hot and cold drink cups, takeout boxes and food containers are made from renewable, lower carbon or recycled materials, and can all be composted with food waste where accepted.

    A globally recognized brand, Vegware supplies independent cafes through to the world’s largest contract caterers and distributors.

    You can’t recycle food with plastic in it, and you can’t recycle plastic with food on it. Moving to compostable catering disposables means that food and packaging waste can be recycled together and provides the only true recycling solution for zero waste in food service.

    Vegware has over a decade of experience in delivering food and packaging waste recycling solutions. Our Environmental team helps foodservice providers close the loop and join the circular economy, providing support every step of the way.

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