The change makes it the UK’s biggest contract caterer to go completely compostable.
The new packaging is made by Vegware, the only completely compostable packaging company operating globally. All of its packaging can be recycled together with food waste and can biodegrade in under 12 weeks.
“This is a hugely exciting and important milestone for Harrison,” said Gareth Harrison, joint managing director. “It will not only benefit the environment, but will support our own sustainability goals as well as those of so many of our clients. We spent a great deal of time investigating how we could make our packaging more environmentally friendly, and Vegware were by far the best solution in terms of the quality of their products and the support they offer. Like Harrison, they believe in forming strong partnerships.
“Harrison has also received great support from our long-term disposable product supplier, Key Catering, which helped ensure the smooth introduction of the new packaging into our business.”
“Our Eco Audits quantify the environmental benefit of the switch, using verified data from an independent carbon consultant,” said Vegware’s group recycling consultant Eilidh Brunton. “Harrison’s initial order has 10.5 tonnes less embodied carbon than conventional packaging and replaces 2.7 tonnes of virgin material with recycled content. Regular tailored Eco Audits will provide a useful reporting tool to continually track these savings. We are extremely impressed with Harrison taking this pioneering approach, enabling its sites to go completely compostable.”
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