Our Sustainability

Naturally a Better Cup

Our Sustainability

None of our products contain anything artificial and they never will. We believe that all the small things we do add up to make a big difference. We are always looking for ways to be more natural and reduce our impact on the environment. It influences every single decision we make.

Our Commitment to Organic

Clipper is fiercely committed to being organic and anything new we make will be organic certified. Guided by our organic principles, we are committed to being GM-free and will only use ingredients from non-GMO sources. We actively discourage the use of chemicals such as pesticides amongst our growers, which we believe gives us better tea that’s better for the environment.

Why Make the Switch to Organic?

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Why is Fairtrade Tea better?

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Our Commitment to Organic

here at Clipper we’re committed to being organic & anything new we make will be organic certified

Packaging fit for our tea

Sustainable herbal teas

We Believe Simple is Better

That’s true for our tea and it’s true for our packaging, too. We never used chemically bleached teabags because who cares if a teabag isn’t white? After all, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Green Tea Caffeine?

We’re Packaging Pioneers

Now we’ve developed an unbleached, plastic-free, non-GMO tea bag, there’s no stopping us! We’re working on a number of green packaging options, including reducing our packaging weight and improving our recyclability.


Our Handy Packaging Guide

We know that it can be confusing to know what to do with your waste these days. So to make things really simple, we’ve put together a handy table which tells you exactly how each item of our packaging should be recycled or disposed of.

pillow tea bag
Pillow tea bags

Made from:

A blend of abaca (a species of banana), plant cellulose fibres and PLA- a bio-polymer derived from non-GMO plant material.

Proud to be plastic free & unbleached of course!

Biodegradable
Put in food bin
string and tea bag
String & tag tea bags

Made from:

Bag- paper & wood cellulose based binder

String- 100% organic certified cotton

Tag- Paper

Proud to be plastic free & unbleached of course!

Recyclable
Biodegradable
Envelopes
Envelopes

Made from:

Paper with a heat seal coating

Recyclable
Put in recycling bin
pack cartons
Pack cartons

Made from:

Paperboard & Ink

Recyclable
Biodegradable
Put in recycling bin

Our sustainability plastic free tick

Plastic-Free

Our tea bag paper is made from paper & wood cellulose binder and therefore plastic free. Hoorah!

Our sustainability plastic free tick

non-GMO

We would never use GMO products, which is why we use a bio-polymer guaranteed to be from a non-GMO crop, to seal our paper together.

Our sustainability plastic free tick

Unbleached

Adding anything artificial to our products is a big no no, that’s why we never bleach our tea bags.


Cutting our Carbon Footprint

All Clipper teas are blended and packed in the UK, limiting the food-miles on your daily cuppa. But that’s just the start…

98% of factory waste recycled

Carbon Neutral Cuppas

Also, our Beaminster tea factory in the UK is carbon neutral and 98% of factory waste is recycled. Even our waste tea is used to generate green energy.

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