Through thoughtful choices, we are committed to reducing our impact on the planet. By using organic teas in our tea bags, eco-responsible packaging and partnering with green partners to offset carbon emissions, we try and do our best through our supply chain to minimize waste. We are honored to be recognized through various awards for our efforts. Since most elements of our packaging can be recycled or composted, we ask that you thoughtfully recycle your boxes and compost your tea bags to complete the circle.
Numi Organic Tea’s award-winning sustainable packaging uses the most innovative materials available to minimize impact on the environment. We use recyclable, cardboard outer packaging made of 85% post-consumer waste and printed with soy-based inks. We do not use plastic shrink wrap, and we use natural, biodegradable filter-paper tea bags rather than nylon or GMO-origin tea sachets. Most elements of our packaging can be recycled or composted!
The bottom panel of each box of Numi Organic Teas features an Eco-Responsibility Audit that reflects the waste reduced due to our eco-responsible efforts. This audit is performed using the Environmental Paper Network’s Paper Calculator.
We work with a small-scale bamboo supplier to manufacture our Numi Organic Tea gift boxes, tea chests and merchandising packages. Bamboo is an organic, earth-friendly material known for its fast re-growth, high strength, and ease to work with, and it is one of the planet’s most untapped and renewable plant resources. Our bamboo packaging is hand-produced by a small group of handicraft workers, primarily women, who can help support their families and improve their livelihoods through this project. Learn more about our direct sourcing of bamboo.