We are dedicated to donating 1% of annual revenues to a range of environmental organisations worldwide. We feel it is our environmental responsibility to reduce our negative impact on the environment and continue to support non-for-profit organisations who are working towards improving the natural environment.
We are happy to say that we use a biodegradable mesh that is made from plant starch for our pyramid tea bags. This means our tea bags are plastic free. The material we use for these bags is called “Soilon”, which is produced in Japan and has met all compostability standards in Japan, North America and Europe. We have personally tested the biodegradability in our own home compost and found that they break down well in our good, warm, composting environment.
The plastic looking bags that the tea is packed into are actually biodegradable plant-based cello pouches, made from renewable resources. We spend thousands of dollars per year to ensure we provide a more environmentally friendly biodegradable option for our customers. They are not polypropylene bags like most plastic bags, which means you can compost our cellos and they will break down quite quickly.
Both our pyramid tea bags and the cello pouch that the tea is packed into, are biodegradable. Having tested the decomposition of these items personally, we did find that the starch needs the right balance of moisture, heat and PH to break down effectively. We recommend composting them in a warm environment, and not just simply placing them on the garden.