July was a very busy month for Edinburgh eco packaging firm Vegware as they were officially presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh on Tuesday 30th July. The Polwarth firm won the Queen’s Award for developing zero waste food packaging, promoting sustainability and contributing to economic growth. The event at the City Chambers came just a week after two Vegware representatives met the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception, and a day before an official visit to its Polwarth HQ by the Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP.

Joe Frankel, founder and MD of the award-winning packaging firm said, “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious accolade we have won so far and we are delighted to have our achievements honoured by the Queen. Vegware is making a positive contribution to the economy whilst boosting sustainability with our zero waste catering disposables.”

This Royal recognition adds to Vegware’s collection of over 30 accolades.

Vegware makes certified compostable catering disposables such as coffee cups, takeaway boxes and tableware, made from recycled and sustainably-sourced eco materials. The firm’s packaging is designed for food waste recycling after use, allowing caterers to recycle food-contaminated coffee cups and takeaway boxes which often otherwise go to landfill.