When deciding whether you would like to buy a product as a consumer, you are often quite drawn to the packaging itself. However, in today's society, there is often an emphasis about zero-waste, plastic free and recycled materials.
The question that remains is: How many companies are actually doing what they can to help save our planet so our future generations can continue to live without consuming microplastics and waste in their daily diets?
The facts are overwhelming. As human beings, we are producing over 300 million tons of plastic EVERY YEAR. 50% of which is for single use purposes. Which means, it gets used for a few moments; but will continue to stay for several hundred years. YES- that soda bottle you just drank from will outlive your great-great-great-grandchild. There are also more than 8 MILLION TONS of plastic dumped into our oceans EVERY YEAR.
Forget about how it affects all the wild marine animals firstly. But did you know that on average, we consume about a credit card's worth of microplastics EVERY WEEK? That's 52 credit cards a year that you are eating without knowing.
Consumers do not get to choose the packaging the product gets put in. It is us as companies that do. As a company, we decided that it was very unfair for a great product to be packaged with tons of plastic, and forcing our consumers to create more plastic waste along with ourselves. There are many biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives which we can select, and that is exactly what we have done at L'ATELIERduThé.
During our development process, it has become apparent that most companies use plastic alternatives because it does mean a lower cost and more profit for the company itself. However, one of our core values is being eco-friendly, regardless if it means that it will dig into our profit margins, we have to be able to achieve this.
After months and months of hard work, we are proud to announce that all our loose leaf tins are made with 100% recycled materials, and even our new inner sealing bags now have all been changed into biodegradable materials. All our Teabags are also packaged with 100% biodegradable and recycled materials, and even the tea bags themselves down to the tag are also biodegradable.
To reward all the green heros and eco friendly tea lovers, we have decided to provide an additional 25% off on our merchandise. When you are checking out, simply use discount code <ECOTEA25> .
Come and help us save the planet, one sip at a time!