Pukka's sustainable packaging
We scour the globe in careful search of the finest organic, fairly-sourced, practitioner-grade herbs for our teas. How we sustainably package those herbs is extremely important to us to ensure they get to the you in the best possible condition and are as light as possible on the planet.
Here’s a handy guide to show where our packaging materials come from, and what to do with them when you’ve finished using them.
Our tea boxes are made from FSC® certified card, and printed using vegetable-based inks. Once used, you can pop our tea boxes in your paper recycling bin.
The good news is after four years of research and development, we’ve made a tea envelope that can go in your paper recycling bin.
Our FSC® certified paper envelopes include a very thin coating of plastic that is free from BPA and PVC but is a requirement to protect the high quality organic herbs and essential oils in our tea blends.
Look out for the recycling logo on the envelope, and if it's there you can place it in your paper recycling bin.
Tea bag, tag and string
Our tea bag paper is made from a special blend of natural abaca (a type of banana), wood pulps and plant cellulose fibres – all of which make up over 99% of our tea bag paper. The natural fibres require reinforcement to hold our organic herbs when added to boiling water. Like many types of paper used in our daily lives, a resin needs to be added in the process of making the paper, so that it doesn’t fall apart. In the case of our tea bag paper, a resin makes up less than 1% of our paper.
Our tea bags are staple-free and stitched together with 100% organic, non-GMO cotton, instead of heat sealed using plastic.
The tags we use on each tea bag, to remind you which blend you are enjoying, are made from FSC® card.
What do I do with the tea bags once used?
You can pop the tea bag paper, organic string and organic herbs in your food waste bin. We are currently applying for an independent certification to give you added peace of mind that our teabags are 100% home compostable but we’re confident they’ll pass.
The tag can be popped in your paper recycling bin.