Environmental & Sustainability
What we're doing to be a more Eco-Friendly business.
As a business it is important that we consider the way we impact the environment. Have a read below about all we're doing to be a more sustainable and environmentally friendly small business.
- Our tea tubs have an external paper wrap that is made from a sustainable virgin pulp.
- The Internal cardboard core of our Tea Tubs is made from recycled material
- Our Tea Tubs are Vegan and therefore no animal products are used in the manufacturing process.
- The glue used in the construction is an Eco-Friendly Glue
- Our Tea tubs can be recycled, but most important to us here at Teaspoon Tea Co is you can re-use them. Simply buy refill pouches and top them up with our lovely loose leaf.
- The labels used on our loose leaf tea packaging are recyclable, printed with water based ink and use vegan glue.
- You can buy a small refill pouch to top up your Tea Tub or a larger pouch if you have a favourite tea. Consider buying one 200g bag instead of two 100g bags, this will save you money and save packaging.
- Our Loose Leaf Tea pouches are biodegradable have been tested and certified as fully compostable and decompose in around ten weeks.
- Our pouches are plastic free, constructed from Kraft paper with a starch film inner barrier. Even the zipper will biodegrade in time.
- Our Biodegradable pouches should be deposed of in compostable food waste refuse bins if available from your local authority, if not available, please landfill responsibly.
- The labels used on our tea pouches are manufacture from recyclable paper, printed with water based ink and use vegan glue.
- Our internet deliveries are posted in cardboard boxes made from FSC certified cardboard from responsible managed sources.
- All our parcels are packaged using Plastic-Free kraft paper tapes.
- When sending Loose Leaf Tea, we try NOT to use additional fill materials in our packaging, however when sending larger items we do use recycled fill materials.
- We only use the Royal Mail for our internet deliveries.
- The Royal Mail has the lowest report carbon emissions per parcel of any major delivery company in the UK.
- Many local post office delivery vehicles (Including in our hometown of Grantham) are now Electric Powered.
- Many deliveries are made without using vehicles at all.
- With the Royal Mails unique network of On-Foot postmen & women making too the door deliveries.
Further Sustainability efforts
We are always looking at ways of reducing our Carbon footprint here at Teaspoon Tea Co.
- The Electricity in our Grantham Head Quarters is supplied by Octopus Energy, Octopus are the UKs largest supplier of Carbon Neutral electricity.
- We make a real effort to turn off lights when a room is not in use.
- We chose our local Authority to collect commercial waste over larger waste collection companies as a greater emphasis was made of recycling. Provided with a dedicated recycling bin, all recyclable waste generated by our business is collected weekly. We make considerable effort to reduce landfill waste.