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In Our Plants

  • Bigelow Tea is proud to be a "Zero Waste to Landfill" company   Through aggressive recycling, raw material reduction, reuse and composting Bigelow Tea exceeded minimum requirements. Each of Bigelow's plants diverts between 92 and 100% of solid waste.
  • In our Fairfield facility, we've reduced our waste stream by 212 tons from 2007 to 2011.  By reducing the overall waste created, in conjunction with recycling, composting, and sending a small percent of our waste to be converted to energy, we are now sending NOTHING to landfill!  
  • Our Louisville plant reduced the amount of waste going to landfill by 53%, dropping from 2015 to 2017.  This goal was reached by recycling more waste streams like stretch wrap and foil scrap and promoting employee education to increase awareness about recycling.
  • Our Boise plant has diverted 91% of its waste from landfill since 2015.
  • Our Boise plant,in 2012, has been recognized by DEQ for pollution prevention achievements
  • Paper filter bags are bleach free and dioxin free
  • Eliminated tea bag staples in 35% of tea bags. When tea bag staples are used, they are made of non-toxic aluminum.
  • Reduced our tea bag folding cartons by thickness by 15%.
  • We've decreased the amount of shrink wrap we use to wrap our pallets of tea boxes in all 3 of our warehouses by 54% (from 9.2 tons to 4.3 tons) by using other methods to keep pallets intact such as large elastic bands. 

In Our Offices

  •  Between 2017 and 2018, we have reduced paper use by over 115,000 pages or over 500 pages per day, a 24% decrease.
  • Replaced 100% of our cleaning supplies with "green" cleaners.
  • We use recyclable toner cartridges.
  • Using Multi Use Copiers in our offices.
  • Reducing the amount of orders printed on paper in the Customer Service Department.
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