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Replenish Retail: The Refill Revolution

An Australian specialty tea company has developed compostable refill packaging and fill-your-own bulk dispensers in support of “Plastic Free July.” Two million Australian consumers already have pledged to avoid single-use packaging, a national promotion that adds momentum to the “refill revolution.” Founder Anthia Koullouros says Ovvio Organics is one of the first Australian tea...

Petition: Make PG Tips Teabags Plastic Free

Petition URL: Remove Plastics from Tea Bags A quarter of a million online signatures collected by gardener Michael Armitage proved the tipping point for PG Tips, a Unilever brand that announced last week it will phase out plastic in its teabags. Unilever pledged to make all its teabags out of 100 percent plant-based material...

British Supermarket Chain Developing Plastic-Free Tea Bags

Britain’s Co-op Food grocery retail chain, a long-time supporter of Fairtrade, renewable energy, and higher animal welfare standards, announced it is developing a plastic-free tea bag. The fully biodegradable paper tea bag will eliminate the use of polypropylene, which is widespread in tea bags as a seal. Co-op’s Chief Executive, Jo Whitfield, said that the...