City firm wins NHS contract

A POLWARTH-BASED firm which supplies compostable food packaging has won a major NHS contract. Vegware will supply the Royal Bournemouth Hospital with packaging for two years, with an option for a one-year extension. It will supply compostable hot cups and lids, cold cups, napkins, cutlery, takeaway boxes and sandwich bags made from recycled or renewable plant sources rather than plastics.

The packaging will be composted within six weeks of use.