THREE Yorkshire cafes are leading a campaign encouraging local businesses to use a new composting collection service that processes compostable catering disposables from Edinburgh-based Vegware.
Leeds-based Opposite Cafe, Laynes Espresso and North Star Coffee Shop are to start composting their used Vegware packaging, which can now be collected by Forge Recycling and taken to The Maltings waste facility, near Leeds. In six to eight weeks, the waste is turned into compost for use on Yorkshire fields.
“Vegware have become synonymous with being an environmentally responsible brand”, said Holly Bowman, director at North Star Coffee. “It’s just brilliant that we can 100% be confident that waste is being dealt with in the right way.”
Laynes Espresso owner, Dave Olejnik said, “We’ve always wanted the opportunity to be able to compost it. It’s great that Vegware have been able organise that. It’ll be a great thing for the city.”
Long time Vegware client Lou Henry, founder and owner of Opposite Cafe, started out with Vegware’s very first compostable spoons and increased her product range from there. Lou appealed to other independents, “I’d like to urge all small businesses in Leeds to use Vegware, to look up this scheme and join us.”