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New UK-US eco packaging partnership leads the compostable way

29 January 2014 by
New UK-US eco packaging partnership leads the compostable way

Vegware has announced a partnership with Berkley Square, a division of Berk Enterprises in the USA; a collaboration that is aligned with the US-wide movement to mandate composting of food scraps and the growing ban on disposable foam containers.

Berk predicts a 15% increase in initial overall sales, with substantial growth expected in coming years.

Robert Berk, president of Berk Enterprises, said of the news: "With so many states mandating composting and banning foam containers, we expect a 40-50% increase in the number of brokers and distributors who carry compostable packaging. With Vegware, Berk is in the strongest possible position to provide sustainable compostable alternatives.

"We already had experience in the eco disposables market with our Environ brand but saw a great opportunity to take on what is becoming the best world's best-known brand of completely compostable packaging. We are very excited to introduce a whole line of unique eco products to the American market."

Keen to reduce waste costs and boost recycling, US municipalities are turning to composting as a way to avoid landfill and create a resource from waste. Just like Scotland, San Francisco requires residents and businesses to properly separate recyclables and compostables and keep them out of the landfill. Composting is already widespread in many areas, with New York, Vermont and Massachusetts already introducing similar mandates to San Francisco.

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