Environmental & Sustainability

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 Packaging

     Tea Pouches

    • 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.

    Delivery

    • 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.

    https://www.royalmail.com/sustainability

    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 recycle and reuse as much as possible, from repurposing packaging sent to us to recycling paper and reducing what we print.