Climate change brewing disaster for Kenyan tea industry

The UK imports half its tea from Kenya but climate change could mean that more than a quarter of tea farms in the country are destroyed by 2050

Brits ‘waste 70m litres of water every day’ while preparing tea

A quarter of tea drinkers don’t know how much water it takes to heat just one mug’s worth, according to a report

FAO launches carbon-neutral tea initiative to mitigate climate change

The new project will explore practices to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at each stage in the tea value chain

Not your cup of tea! Study finds tea bags shed billions of microplastic particles

Researchers found a single plastic tea bag at brewing temperature could release around 11.6bn microplastic and 3.1bn nanoplastic particles into a cup

Beer, tea and mental health – they’re all affected by climate change!

This year’s Green GB Week – designed to raise understanding of how businesses and the public can contribute to tackling climate change – is running from 4th to 8th November

Tea firm makes a pukka reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Pukka Herbs has recorded a 58% year-on-year reduction in its direct environmental impact

New funding to perk up paper cup recycling nationwide

The Cup Fund is offering grants for at least 10 projects to develop infrastructure and ensure tea and coffee cups are collected and sent for recycling

How’s that for green tea?

  Co-op is developing a fully biodegradable paper tea bag. The retailer says it is the first to have found a solution to the problem of plastic waste caused by the product. The industry generally uses polypropylene to enable teabags to hold their shape – cutting this out could save nine tonnes of plastic every […]

Tesco reads energy savings in tea leaves

As tipped by ELN last week, Tesco has officially announced its ‘Buying Club’ to help its suppliers save energy by with discount low carbon lighting. It follows a successful pilot scheme with four of its suppliers including tea maker Typhoo. Tesco claims the ‘guinea pig’ was able to save nearly 900 tonnes of carbon emissions […]