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.
Bigelow Tea diverts 94% of its solid waste company wide, exceeding the official guideline.
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.
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.
During the past several weeks, our Louisville Weekend Team was very busy preparing and organizing our “Greening” Project. OurGoal on this project was to provide reusable shopping bags (that included Bigelow name and logo) to customers...
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...
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.
I am always excited whenever I get the chance to go out on our community and talk about Bigelow Tea's sustainability successes.
Boise is very excited about the new recycling facility that we located where we send our recyclable material.