Ever since the 1930s, the people of Britain have been sitting down for a chat over a delicious cup of PG tips. That’s a long time and a lot of tea!
PG tips is the nation’s favourite cuppa1 and with over nine billion tea bags enjoyed every year, PG tips has been committed to finding ways to make a more environmentally friendly cuppa. It was the first major UK tea brand to sell fully Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM tea and now, PG tips has become the first major tea2 brand to switch to a fully plant-based range.
`For foodservice alone, by switching to biodegradable tea bags, together we can reduce the amount of plastic used by 26 tonnes annually3 – That’s the weight of four and a half elephants!
A fully plant-based range
PG tips has completed the switch to biodegradable tea bags across their entire range of foodservice packs
The plant-based tea bags are derived from corn starch and can be disposed of in a food waste bin to biodegrade back to nature.
We’ve spent several years developing fully biodegradable tea bags and is now the first major tea brand2 to feature them in all packs.
Find out more about our sustainable sourcing, traceability and commitment to continually reduce the impact of our tea on the environment.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to dispose of our tea bags and packs in the right way.
We are dedicated to supporting our communities by creating jobs, providing education and improving financial security.
1 Nielsen Total Tea Volume Sales (kg) MAT 16.05.20
2 Major tea brand refers to those with > 10% Share of Sales Value (%) Nielsen Total Tea MAT 26.12.2020
3Based on 2019 Unilever sales volumes.