sustainability & environment

We’ve always tried to do the right thing, from having plant-based tea temples, sourcing from Rainforest Alliance and Ethical Tea Partnership certified tea estates and giving back to tea growing communities through our ethical scheme (to name a few).

Read on to discover more about our packaging and green credentials…

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our packaging

tea temple

Made from corn starch and paper. Breaks down in industrial composting within 12 weeks, so best to pop in with council food waste collection.

inner bag

This is a soft plastic. Take to your local supermarket for recycling, find out more on where to recycle these here.

outer pack

FSC certified paper board. Widely recyclable.

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stuff we're working on

Our loose tea pouches and sample envelopes are made from recyclable materials (paper and polyethylene) but as this is a compound, the materials need to be separated for them to be recycled, which is currently not available with most councils. We’ve been working hard on changing the packaging, and you can see our new loose packaging is starting to filter out now. 

If you're unsure of what your local council can recycle then find out more here.

Our matcha sachets are also currently made from a composite materials which we’re looking to change. If you’re a regular matcha drinker, why not check out our range of recyclable matcha tins?

Questions? Checkout our packaging FAQ here.

Packaging FAQ

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rainforest alliance

Our everyday brew blend has Rainforest Alliance certification. Here is a little more about the work and objectives of the Rainforest Alliance and a nice little video which sums up the work they do.  We’re working with the RA to get our black tea estates certified so you can see the little green frog on loads more of our packs!

ethical tea partnership

teapigs are members of The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP); a not for profit organisation working to improve tea sustainability, the lives and livelihoods of tea workers and smallholder farmers, and the environment in which tea is produced.