We believe in an environmentally friendly future. The packaging that we use for our tea is plastic-free and industrially compostable as a minimum.
For example, our tea is put into pouches that are plastic-free and home compostable. On the pouches are two labels (front and back) which are also plastic free and industrially compostable which means they can be disposed with your green food waste for kerbside collection. This is the same for our industrially compostable pyramid bags which are made from cornstarch rather than plastic. Moreover the bags are sealed together by "fusing", rather than plastic-based glue. The tea is then sent in paper and cardboard mailers, and any filling material is also paper based and can be recycled with the paper/ card for kerbside collection.
Our commitment environmental responsibility does not stop there and we are continually working to improve the environmental footprint of our business.
We also believe that ethical sourcing is a pre-requisite for our tea. That is why we're a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership.
The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is a not-for-profit organisation which convenes tea companies, development agencies, governmental and non governmental organisations to improve the lives of communities within the tea sector.
We work in partnership to tackle the deep- rooted issues that are holding back the sustainability of the tea sector. These include: improving the incomes and well-being of farmers and workers; improving living conditions and nutrition; improving the lives and opportunities for women and young people in tea communities and reducing gender-based violence; improving climate change resilience.
Find out more at: https://www.ethicalteapartnership.org/.