Our previous brand of tea ticked a lot of boxes for us but the packaging included a laminated foil inner bag which is not currently recyclable, while each of the individual tea bags was heat-sealed using polypropylene. We looked at a few different alternatives and turned our attention to sourcing a plastic-free tea bag. Luckily, this didn't prove too difficult, as we promptly discovered Teapigs. Teapigs use a tea bag made from corn starch, and so are fully compostable. In addition, the inner packaging is made of Natureflex, a compostable material made from wood pulp. Teapigs were also the very first brand to receive a Plastic-Free Trustmark from A Plastic Planet. And to top it off, their tea tastes delicious!
We have replaced all our PET plastic film wrap with lower impact plant-based and compostable PLA film.
We have reduced our plastic consumption by using an environmentally friendly detergent supplier.