Our goal is to minimize our waste production, both inside our company and in what we send our customers.
It’s far from being easy, but reducing waste and our negative impact on the planet is crucial.
In concrete terms, here are some actions we take.
When making online sales, we must pack with cardboard and stabilize the interior of the package, to protect the contents of shocks.
As far as possible, we reuse packaging received from our suppliers. It may surprise our customers sometimes, but we do it carefully and it makes less waste that goes to recycling.
Also, we use paper padding and experiment with adhesive tapes made of Kraft paper. It costs significantly more than the plastic tape, but it allows our packaging to be 100% recyclable.
Our kombucha scobies sold in grocery stores are packaged in 500ml glass containers; an ideal format to store your scoby in between recipes.In terms of individual packaging, we try to minimize their use and choose reusable, recyclable, or compostable materials.
Our kombucha kits are packaged in a very durable cardboard box, to be used as a unique packaging and as a durable storage option.
Having a green packaging is relatively simple. However, having a convenient and environmentally friendly packaging is often very complex.
One of the most surprising things we have found is the packaging of our teas and herbal teas.
We chose to put our teas and herbal teas in individual bags to facilitate the preparation of kombucha. No need for sieves or big teapots. Just take the bag, put it in the jar and pour the hot water!
But what do you think this bag is made of?
It is a 100% compostable resin, created by the lactic fermentation of glucose from starch! Yes, you read that right. Fermentation! Thank you Camellia Sinensis for finding that!
The Next Steps
We share our experience with modesty because we are very aware that we still have a lot of work to do to reduce our impact.
We are always open if you have ideas that could allow us to do even better, so feel free to reach us!