Our Zero Waste Program describes 3 strategies we can use to reduce the amount of garbage and recycling we make through preparing a tea beverage.
Our 3 strategies focus around:
1.) Switching to using quality, reusable steeping equipment over single-serving products
2.) Make a conscious choice to educate ourselves on how to purchase loose leaf tea and less packaged options over tea bags and retail plastic wrapped packaged tea.
3.) Being aware of how much waste we can produce over a tracked period of time and then crunching some numbers to estimate how much waste this is over the period of a year and average lifespan.
When you can visualize better just how much waste you accumulate with your personal footprint with one single habit like consuming single-serving tea bags with overwrap, this can often help us stick with our resolution to, for example, only purchase bulk loose leaf teas packaged in Eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging.