Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has partnered Vegware, a plant-based
compostable food packaging service.
Launched at The Mandarin Cake Shop, the
initiative is part of an ongoing commitment to a greener
Originally from the United Kingdom, Vegware
offers a sustainable solution to disposable containers that are
renewable, low-carbon and
recyclable. The product range is made from natural ingredients
such as trees, corn, and sugarcane, that can compost with food
waste and turn into fertilizer.
“Vegware is more
than just packaging, it is a solution to the overindulgent use of
plastic we face today. We hope to expand this to other areas of
the hotel, including our event catering as takeaway options for
large groups. Our goal is to raise the benchmark in sustainable
hospitality standards with our carbon conscious culture,” says
Pierre Barthes, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
and Area Vice President, Operations.
Cake Shop has also introduced a campaign to reuse packaging.
Guests who purchase a tumbler will receive their first coffee or
tea complimentary, then when they bring it back they'll save 10% off every drink.
Going one step further, guests who reuse The Mandarin Cake Shop
boxes, will receive 10% off cakes and pastries as well.
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