We’ve won a 2011 Responsible Packaging Award!

We are thrilled to announce that we are a winner of the 2011 Responsible Packaging Awards!  The awards are given by the Responsible Packaging Project, a non-profit collaboration of the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association with other leaders in the natural product industry including Independent Natural Foods Retailers Association, National Cooperative Grocers Association, New Hope Natural Media, Organic Trade Association, United Natural Foods Inc and Whole Foods Market’s Green Mission.

These awards recognize achievements and innovations in environmentally responsible packaging including materials reduction, the use of 100% post-consumer recycled, non-GMO, compostable packaging, and packaging that can be reused, recycled, or returned for reuse. Other selection criteria include commitment to transparency, extended producer responsibility, and ecological systems design principles, with a strong focus on achieving zero waste.

As a company that strives to reduce our waste and designs our packaging to be as earth-friendly as possible, we are honored to be recognized for our compostable, staple-less tea bags and tags, with 100% recycled paperboard with 65% post-consumer content cardboard box.

We will be receiving the award at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, MD on September 24th.  The Responsible Packaging Forum & Awards will be held from 10:00am-12:30pm in room #322.

Hot Tea Month Contest

This January, we’re celebrating Hot Tea Month with a chance to win six different boxes of Choice Organic Teas “Original/16 Count” tea in their new, refreshed packaging. To enter, leave us a comment on this blog post including the store name, city, and state of your favorite place to buy our tea. While you are at it, feel free to let us know what you think of our new packaging. It’s the same great tea with a fresh look.

The winner will receive one of each of the following teas: Oolong, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Premium Japanese Green, Lemon Lavender Mint, and White Peony. The winner will be selected randomly on Monday, January 31st. Good luck!