Harrison Catering Services to use completely compostable packaging


A whole range of completely compostable packaging will be used across the business of Harrison Catering Services.

As a result, it will become the biggest contract caterer to go completely compostable.


The new packaging is made by Vegware and all of its packaging can be composted with food waste and biodegrades in under 12 weeks.

Harrison Catering Services joint managing director Gareth Harrison said: “This is a hugely exciting and important milestone for Harrison. It will not only benefit the environment, but will also 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.”

Vegware Group recycling consultant Eilidh Brunton added: “Our eco audits quantify the environmental benefit of the switch, using verified data from an independent carbon consultant. 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.”