Let's Break it Down...
We are particular not only about how our packaging looks and works to keep your tea fresh, but also how it breaks down and keeps packaging out of landfills.
From the beginning, we chose to use tea sachets made from PLA, plant-based, compostable film.
PLA, Polylactic acid is derived from dextrose, a type of sugar found in corn, sugarcane, or sugar beet pulp. It is fermented and then condensed using heat to form a plastic-like material. This material is produced using 65% less energy than petroleum-based plastics, is non-toxic and made from plant based renewable resources. It is commercially compostable and under the right conditions, backyard compostable as well.
Composting just makes sense. Composting is easy to do, easy on the environment and gives back with rich soil to rejuvenate our gardens, decreasing greenhouse gases, and increasing carbon sequestering.
Is It Home Compostable?
Two Leaves packaging can be commercially composted and in some cases backyard compostable as well, it just may take a little longer to break down. Commercial composting centers control the temperature, oxygen and moisture levels to optimize the composting process.
For best results at home, we recommend cutting the sachets and envelopes into smaller pieces before putting into your compost bin.
Our compostable packaging meets the U.S. Composting Council and Biodegradable Products Institute standards for compostability under ASTM specifications of D6400. Some of our sachets and envelopes are made in Europe, and those meet European compostability standards under EN 13442.
Look for our Compostable Badge on our teas that are 100% compostable:
Two Leaves and a Bud Compostable Sachets
Play this video to learn about the journey our pyramid sachets take from garden to cup, and back to the earth.