The SUP Directive does not differentiate between conventional plastics and the bio-based compostable materials Vegware uses. That’s why we have to update our cups designs to add the ‘plastic’ warning. Rest assured, there’s no change to our products apart from the European design update. We still only use plant-based materials, not conventional plastics. All our cups are certified for commercial composting.
As well as the turtle and European text, we have enhanced our eco messaging:
Large visible ‘compostable’ text on all paper cups
QR code leads consumers to sustainability and waste info
Compostability certification logos added for trust and traceability
‘Packaging made from plants’ printed on all cups