Envar Composting and Countrystyle Recycling have partnered with Vegware to launch collections for compostable foodservice disposables in Cambridgeshire. This follows the recent announcement of Countrystyle Recycling’s expansion into the Cambridgeshire area, through operations at its Thetford depot and from the St Ives composting facility of its sister company, Envar Composting.
Collections will be made using one of Countrystyle’s dedicated dual pod vehicles, which has the added benefit of reducing the carbon footprint of collections and limiting waste miles to Envar Composting’s treatment facility.
Countrystyle’s new trade waste collection service and Envar’s composting services are available to catered offices, college restaurants and schools. All used Vegware containers, cups and cutlery (made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials) can now go in the Countrystyle food waste bin. Within a maximum of 10 weeks of collection, Envar Composting’s processes will transform these materials into high quality compost to be used in local horticulture and on farmland.
Vegware’s Senior Waste Management Consultant, Eilidh Brunton, commented: “Foodservice wants hygiene and sustainability. Vegware disposables are ideal for socially distanced catering, but also meet the desire of diners for an environmentally sustainable solution to disposable waste.
“Vegware holds the deepest set of compostability certifications in the sector, and now our clients in Cambridge can compost their used Vegware products. We are delighted to be working with Countrystyle Recycling and Envar Composting to ensure our customers can meet their sustainability goals.”
Countrystyle’s Business Development Manager, Joe Hemsley-Rudd, added: “This new partnership enables Vegware to deliver its commitment to ‘Close the Loop’, a solution for foodservice customers in the Cambridgeshire area. Countrystyle’s close working connections with Envar Composting enable us to deliver a truly local closed-loop recycling solution.”
Envar’s Managing Director Andy Sibley said: “We have worked closely with Vegware for some time recycling products from their customers in London and the South East, to ensure effective composting to our required quality standards and to feedback ways in which contamination can be reduced. We look forward to rolling out this established partnership in the Cambridgeshire area.”
Countrystyle’s dual pod collection vehicles are already making their rounds in the Cambridgeshire area and the team is on hand to take enquiries about Vegware and any food waste collections.
Countrystyle Recycling and Envar Composting are part of the family-owned Heathcote Holdings Group of resource management companies and Countrystyle’s operations are based out of Envar’s flagship composting facility at St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
This facility produces quality PAS100 and CQP certified soil conditioner for the agricultural, viticultural and horticultural markets, as well as manufacturing quality biomass fuels.