teapigs first tea company to be awarded Plastic-Free Trust Mark

Fri 18th May 2018

Consumers have recently learned that many of the UK’s teabags contain plastic. Since the news broke earlier this year, we have learned that major teabag companies are pledging to eliminate plastic from their teabags within the coming year.

Pioneering tea brand, teapigs’ range of whole leaf tea temples are ALREADY plastic free and they are the first tea brand to be awarded the Plastic-Free Trust Mark by A Plastic Planet.

“Our tea temples have always been biodegradable. They’re made from corn-starch and you can put them in your council food waste bins. Our temples are packaged in a clear inner bag to keep them fresh: late last year, we switched from a plastic inner bag to a material called Natureflex – it's made from wood pulp so it's 100% plant-based and compostable. It’s great!” says Louise Cheadle, teapigs’ tea taster. 

The A Plastic Planet Trust Mark launched this week. Designed to sit clearly on the front of the pack, the Trust Mark will instantly inform and empower consumers to make plastic-free choices. The confusion around different logos and abundance of plastic packaging in the supermarkets means that those with innovative packaging will be nice and easy to spot. 

teapigs are committed to being the UK’s greenest tea company. The cardboard across their whole range is FSC certified and they print using vegetable ink. Their signature everyday brew is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified and they are an approved member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Learn more at www.teapigs.co.uk 


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