We personally and professionally enact and endorse the R’s of sustainability:  Replenish, Rethink, Repair, Reinvent, Recover, Responsibility, Restore, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, Replant, Respect, and Refuse.

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Every choice matters

And we believe you too have the power to instil great change, in small incremental everyday ways…

At Organic Merchant, we believe that our every day choices and actions have the power to protect and nurture the future. With this in mind, it is our intention to live each day demonstrating care, respect and compassion for our families, the broader community and the environment.

Proudly Australian made and owned, all our blends are Naturopathically hand-blended and packaged in-house by Organic Merchant in Sydney Australia using the highest-quality local and internationally sustainably-sourced certified organic ingredients.

Since 2011, with the understanding that glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly recycled without loss in quality or purity, the OM range has been sustainably packaged in reusable glass jars. 

In 2015, we transitioned to 100% plastic free packaging, replacing our stand up pouches with plant-based compostable cello-bags.

To this day sustainability and environmental stewardship are at the center of all we do, and drives our commitment to offering reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging:

Tea Boxes

Our tea boxes are made are using 100% recyclable or compostable paper stock that is food contact approved to FDA standards and comes with an ISO 9001 quality management system certification. The paper is acid free, element chlorine free and Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. Our boxes can therefore be placed into your recycling or ripped up and added to your home compost.

Cello Bags

Our botanicals are sealed in plant-based NatureFlex TM cellophane bags and are proudly plastic free. Cellophane is derived from cellulose, usually from wood and is biodegradable. These bags are classified Australian home compostable. After enjoying your tea, we encourage you to return your steeped herbs along with the plant-based cello bag back to the earth, for example through your home compost or garden waste, allowing it to breakdown into organic matter and return to nourish our environment.

Glass Jars

We use Biophotonic, or MIRON, glass which is durable, inert, completely, and endlessly recyclable, reusable, and refillable. This dark, ultra violet, glass has been used since ancient Egyptians times to filter out damaging spectrums of light and preserve the vibrancy, potency and therapeutic performance of our range.

After enjoying our botanicals, this beautiful biophotonic glass jar can be refilled, repurposed or recycled. 

The paper labels are printed using HP Indigo Electroinks which biodegrade in accordance with EN 13432, the European standard for compostability.

Refill Pouches

Our sustainably made refill pouches are plant-based and certified for industrial composting. The paper labels are printed using HP Indigo Electroinks which biodegrade in accordance with EN 13432, the European standard for compostability.

Shipping Cartons

Our commitment to using recycled, compostable and biodegradable packaging extends to include our shipping materials.

We mindfully ship all our products with recyclable, compostable and biodegradable materials. We use post-consumer recycled and/or recyclable cardboard shipping cartons and mailers, paper filler and biodegradable packing tape from Bio-gone.

The Future

Through sustainability practices and certified organic farming practices, which aim to maintain our earth’s natural resources and its ecological balance, we are able to support the ongoing protection of the planet so that current and future generations are able to enjoy the earth with awe and wonderment.

As an organisation, Organic Merchant is working toward becoming a certified B Corporation to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

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