Eco Christmas coffee cup by Vegware

Press Release   •   Oct 12, 2012 10:02 BST

Vegware has launched an eco Christmas cup to spread sustainable festive cheer among Britain’s caterers, cafes and Christmas markets. This stylish double-walled hot cup displays poinsettia, holly and mistletoe on a simple kraft finish. The only text is subtle writing by the seam: “This cup is completely compostable and fabulously festive. Warning – contents may be HOT!” Vegware’s festive compostable cup is now available for pre-order until the 31st of October 2012 with delivery from 19th November.


Vegware’s festive cup is insulated for comfort, lined with cornstarch, not plastic. Made in the British Isles from compostable GM-free EU materials, Vegware’s compostable insulated cup won Vegware Best New Product in the first Climate Week Awards.


Custom printing is one of the Edinburgh firm’s most popular services, with Vegware now selling more custom-printed cups than stock cups. To showcase the design options including embossing, foil stamps or tear-off tabs for as few as 1,000 cups, Vegware has launched To celebrate Print My Cup’s launch and encourage festive cup designs, Vegware is offering half price artwork origination fee for all orders until the end of October 2012, as well as the standard free hour of design time.                                                              


Vegware are Scotland’s winner of the 2012 British Chambers of Commerce Excellence in Innovation award. This is the 18th accolade since 2009, including a Scottish Parliamentary Motion – ‘Congratulations to Vegware’.

IMAGE DOWNLOADS: High-res for print here, low-res for web here.


Notes to Editors:

  1. Print My Cup is a new site showcasing the short-run eco cup printing capabilities of Vegware. Here is a gallery of images.
  2. Edinburgh-based Vegware is the UK’s first and only completely compostable foodservice packaging firm, and has won four awards this year, including: Chamber Awards 2012, BCE Awards for Environmental Leadership, Edinburgh's Green Company of the Year 2012, and Foodservice Footprint Award 2012. For award details follow this link. The Scottish Parliamentary Motion 'Congratulations to Vegware' motion has cross-party support.
  3. Vegware is a founder supporter of WRAP’s Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement, and has created the Food Waste Network to matchmake any UK business with its local food waste recycling services.



About Vegware:

Vegware Ltd is the UK’s first and only completely compostable food packaging company. The award-winning firm specialises in the development, manufacture and distribution of compostable packaging for food service. Vegware’s Food Waste Network matchmakes any UK business with food and used Vegware packaging from caterers, reprocessing it into topsoil, biogas or compost. Vegware invests in product development and has brought many compostable innovations to market, including hot cup lids, double wall cups, high-heat cutlery and soup containers.

Clients include Compass Group, Aramark, 3663 and Brakes as well as UK government offices and NHS units. Vegware is owned and managed by its founders. It is based in Edinburgh and distributes out of London, shipping to all over the UK, EU and beyond. The company's products are distributed in North America (Vegware US), Ireland, Benelux and South Africa. Visit for the full catalogue and further information.

Further information and images:

Lucy Frankel

Communications Manager, Vegware

0845 643 0406 / 07906 635 139


High-res Vegware packaging images can be downloaded from Vegware’s dropbox gallery – high-res images do NOT have _800x at the end of the file name.


Vegware is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of eco friendly catering disposables and food packaging. Our products are stylish, functional, economic and sustainable. The Vegware range spans cutlery through to tableware, napkins hot and cold drink cups, and takeaway packaging. Our products are represented in Europe and North America.

Vegware Ltd is registered in Scotland, company number SC331521 at Canalside House, 43-45 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1HS. Information on Vegware US, Inc can be found at