ZERO WASTE MOVEMENT

ABOUT ZERO WASTE

Simply, Zero Waste is to send nothing to landfill. In more detail, it is to move to a circular economy and write waste out of existence. The aim is to reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, send little to be recycled, and compost what we cannot.  It's not about perfection; it's about making better choices.

We live in a disposable society and a lot of our rubbish doesn’t even make it to the landfill, it clutters the sides of roads and ulimately a huge amount ends up in the oceans. Every day there are new articles about environmental sustainability, ways to recycle, reuse and generally reduce your negative impact on the environment. That’s the idea behind the zero-waste movement, an increasingly popular lifestyle that aims to produce as little rubbish as possible.

Generally, the movement focusses on reducing waste production as much as possible, many zero waste bloggers and shoppers manage to seriously reduce or eliminate their accumulation. The specifics of going zero waste depends on each individual but main common themes are, composting, recycling and reusing and plastic is off limits.

No one is perfectly zero waste. We're all just doing the best we can. A whole group of people making small changes adds up to a massive impact! 

 

KEEPING PACKAGING TO A MINIMUM

At Cup of Tea 95% of our teas are sold as loose leaf and we have a large range of teas; black, green, white, Oolong, fruit, herbal, wellness and many more. We offer a complete range of organic certified teas packed in plain paper sacks. Some shops shake these out and offer them free of charge to their customers so they have at least one more life!

If you can’t get to a zero waste shop and would like to buy your teas like this for home or work, we offer a limited range orf organic certified loose leaf teas in 1kg paper bags. These teas are: Assam Garden, Earl Grey, Sweet Pi Lo Chun & Rooibos Super Grade. If you are a Zero Waste shop or trader we have a full range available.

 

 

 

WHY LOOSE LEAF TEA?

Apart from the obvious reduction in packaging and waste, we know that loose leaf tea is not only more beneficial from a waste point of view but also in taste! All of our teas are produced using traditional ‘Orthodox’ methods. That means picking by hand, then processing in small batches for the very best quality. Only orthodox production guarantees teas of this quality because the end result is entirely dependent on the skill and expertise of the workers in each tea garden.

 

Our Zero Waste customers mainly keep our loose leaf teas in large tins so they are always fresh and ready to be brewed. Tea easily absorbs other flavours and sunlight will bleach the colour and flavour out so it’s always best to keep tea in an airtight container away from direct heat and light.

 

 

 

 

 

REUSABLE CONTAINERS AND TEA ACCESSORIES   

We supply a huge range of tea caddies, tins and tea making items including stainless steel filters and strainers to many Zero Waste shops and traders. 

 

 

ZERO WASTE - WHO WE WORK WITH

At Cup of Tea 95% of our teas are sold as loose leaf and we have a large range of teas; black, green, white, fruit, herbal, wellness and many more. We try and keep our packaging to a minimum and we feel that loose leaf tea is not only more beneficial from a waste point of view but also in taste! Some shops stock teas and accessories and some only our caddies and teaware.
We supply our teas and accessories to an ever-increasing number of Zero Waste shops which we are very excited about!

 

Location

The Little Pantry

Tenby

We Are Gather

London

Smaller Footprints

Bristol

Green Options

Shrewsbury

Bulk Market

London

The Blue Pantry

Wellington, Somerset

Brace of Butchers

Poundbury, Dorset

Clear to Sea

Bury St Edmunds

Day Zero Shop

Buxton, Derbyshire

Green Options ZeroWaste

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Lemon and Jinja

Romsey, Hampshire

Lesser lItter

Taunton, Somerset

Omnon Zero Waste

Southport, Cheshire

Packaging Not Included

Marlborough

Preserve Foods Bristol

Bristol

Refill and Replenish

Hampshire

Ripple Living

Cardiff

Simply Green Zero Waste

Nailsea, Somerset

Take No Wrap

Yeovil,  Somerset

The Eco Deli

Chard, Somerset

The Good Earth

Wells, Somerset

The Refill Pantry

St Albans

The Refill Room

Leigh on Sea

The Whole

Wincanton Somerset

The Zero Shop - Wimbledon

Wimbledon

Waste Not Want Not

Bridport, Dorset

Zero Green Bristol

Bristol

Earth Food Love

Totnes, Devon

                                                                                   

If you own a Zero Waste shop or are considering starting up and would like to know more about our teas and how we work please call us  on 01761 239 162 or email us any time.

 

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Posted by Christine Collins
29th April 2019

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