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Tea and Tetley. A (tea) potted history.

Tetley is very committed to help the environment and one of the ways to do so is to reduce the amount of plastic they use for their products.

In 2023, Tetley started a process where the soft packs have now been changed to cartons while the teabags inside the new cartons are now also plant-based. The new packs have no outer plastic film or inner bag. The new cartons packs are around 25% smaller than competitor packs, allowing more efficient transportation and use of shelf-space in store. These are now also available in Malta and by mid-2024, most of the stores in Malta should have these new recyclable packs.

The new packs represent the most significant change to Tetley’s packaging in 30 years and were developed as no recycling facilities were able to process the layer of laminate on the previous soft packs.

Their rollout will see Tetley hit a milestone of 97% of its packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable, inline with its commitment to the UK Plastics Pact to achieve 100% by 2025.

On completion of this process, Tetley will have removed 34.6 million pieces of non-recyclable multi-layer laminate from its waste stream and nine billion non-biodegradable teabags.

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