Zero Waste: tea

We’re drinking lots and losts of tea. At least in the morning at breakfast and also in the evening (between dinner and sleep). Fortunately it also appears to be a good choice for a Zero Waste life (in adddition to water and black coffee). I almost dare not say how many tea we have, but that also means that I see how diverse the range is in terms of tea packaging and what is the best option.

Tea packaging

  • Box packed in plastic, the loose bags without extra packaging material;
  • Box packed in plastic, the loose bags also packed separately in a paper sleeve;
  • Box not packed in plastic, loose bags packed in a paper sleeve;
  • Box not packed in plastic, loose bags without extra packaging material.

You can see from the outside whether the box itself is packed in plastic. On the other hand, little is said about how it is in the box itself. Apparently it is possible to use no plastic and no extra packaging material per bag. Suppliers, do something about this!

Best Zero Waste choice

In conclusion the last option of course is a good option for a Zero Waste life. Fortunately these are, but of course you have to like the available flavors. In addition, an other very nice option, is the use of loose tea, especially when you can get it in a paper bag (or in a pot or bag you brought yourself).

Yesterday I wrote a blog about Zero Waste around your sink.

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