Packaging

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.

Front of Spicy Chai tea box
Australian Wattleseed Tea Jar

Every choice matters

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.

Sustainability is an integral part of our business and waste reduction is our goal.

Tea Boxes

Our tea boxes are made using paper 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. The boxes are printed using HP Indigo Electroinks which biodegrade in accordance with EN 13432, the European standard for compostability. Our boxes can therefore be placed into your recycling or ripped up and added to your home compost.

Cello Bags

To ensure freshness our loose leaf tea is sealed in a plant-based cellophane bag. Cellophane is derived from cellulose, usually from wood and is biodegradable and home compostable. After enjoying your tea, we encourage you to compost your steeped herbs along with the plant-based cello bag.

Glass Jars

We use MIRON biophotonic violet glass for preservation as well as environmental reasons. Biophotonic glass has unique properties to protect natural products from the harmful effects of sunlight and acts as a barrier to prevent the bio-energetic values of natural products to migrate out of the glass meaning not only does the tea stay fresher longer but the therapeutic benefit stays intact too.

Our jars are 100% percent recyclable and can easily be re-used at home for storing products.

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

Refill Pouches

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

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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