Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and More...

Over the last few years, Bigelow Tea has made a company-wide commitment to achieve "Zero Waste to Landfill" status. We have been using as our guide the guidelines of the Zero Waste Alliance which state that a company can claim being a zero waste to landfill facility if they divert 90 per cent of their waste from the landfill and no more than 10 per cent of their waste ends up in the landfill. Through aggressive recycling, raw material reduction and reuse and compost methods coupled with employee education and engaged Green teams throughout the company, Bigelow Tea can now make the claim that across all 3 manufacturing facilities, we are a Zero Waste to Landfill Company.

At our Louisville, Kentucky facility, they are currently diverting 95 percent of their waste from the landfill. Our Boise, Idaho facility is currently diverting 92 percent of their waste from the landfill and Our Fairfield, Connecticut facility is diverting 100 percent of their trash from the landfill with 18 percent of that total being sent to a local Trash to Energy Plant. To ensure that our process is transparent and structured, we diligently track our weights and have created an internal auditing process. While we are happy with our results to date, we plan to keep pushing the bar higher and seek to divert as close to 100 per cent of our solid waste from the landfill as possible.

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Composting

Bigelow Tea was recently recognized for their commitment to sustainability and the environment by Garick LLC.

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Night Shift's Green Project 2014

Cardboard and paper can be found in several items we use every day. They are used in such things like food packaging and appliance parts containers. It can be impressive and overwhelming when you realize how much of this “trash” we...

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Recycle

Recycling in our plants and offices.

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Reduce

Bigelow Tea is proud to be a "Zero Waste to Landfill" company.

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Connecticut Recycler's Coalition Visit Bigelow

I am always very fortunate that I get to go out in the community and talk about Bigelow’s greening and sustainability accomplishments. I give numerous talks each year and it is always one of the things that I enjoy the most.

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