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.
Our Fairfield Facility is now zero waste to landfill!
85% of our packaging is recyclable.
We are composting 12 tons per year in our Fairfield
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