Plastic Free Trust Mark Launched

Teapigs' teabags contain no plastic and never has done

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teapigs packaging showing the plastic free TM


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A Plastic Planet (APP) launched the world's first Plastic Free Trust Mark and Brentford's tea company teapigs has been one of the first to be awarded the Plastic Free Trust Mark.

APP is a grassroots movement launched just over a year ago to get rid of plastic by looking at alternative types of packaging such as aluminium cans, bio-materials, glass, steel and tin cans.

Designed to sit prominently on the front of pack to help shoppers see at a glance whether products use plastic in their packaging, the new mark helps shoppers be part of the solution. Iceland is the first UK supermarket to introduce the mark, following Ekoplaza in the Netherlands, and challenger brands including Teapigs.

“Our trust mark cuts through the confusion of symbols and labels and tells you just one thing – this packaging is plastic-free and therefore guilt-free,” said Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet, the campaign group behind the scheme.

Teapigs said "We are beyond thrilled to be the FIRST tea brand awarded the Plastic Free Trust Mark and hope it's the start of more exciting things to come!" teapigs has always been plastic-free however. Their teabags can be put in the food waste collection where they will break down within 12 weeks.

May 21, 2018

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