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Traditional Medicinals Introduces Compostable Tea Wrapper

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Rohnert Park, California-based Traditional Medicinals, a botanical wellness company, has announced a new compostable, plastic-free tea wrapper, the first compostable tea wrapper to receive a Biodegradable Products Institute certification.

After more than 10 years of development with ProAmpac, Traditional Medicinals will transition to the BPI-certified wrappers starting with 10 organic teas in 2023. The company has also joined the One Step Closer to Zero Waste Campaign, a program for action and inspiration to reduce and/or eliminate single use plastics in products and packaging.

The transition to this wrapper will reduce single-use plastic waste from the company’s entire product line by 70-90 percent within three years, and will reduce landfill waste if disposed of in proper industrial composting facilities. The packaging meets stringent standards for biodegradability, compostability and eco-friendliness, ensuring that it breaks down and returns to the earth with no harmful residues behind.

“As the global plastic problem continues to grow, we know there is an opportunity to make an impact on improving sustainability in the packaging industry,” said Taylor Clayton, sustainability impact manager at Traditional Medicinals.

“After nearly 10 years of research, development, and rigorous testing in partnership with ProAmpac, we’re proud to launch the first-ever BPI-certified, industrially compostable tea wrapper. This wrapper will keep the organic, high-quality ingredients in our product fresh and efficacious, while also setting the standard for compostable packaging moving forward, contributing to the long term health of our planet for years to come.”

Since its founding in 1974, Traditional Medicinals has operate its business ethically, responsibly and sustainably. As part of OSC’s Advisory Panel for their “Zero Waste” campaign, Traditional Medicinals worked with the organization during the packaging development process.

“We applaud Traditional Medicinals for taking a significant step towards advancing sustainability with the launch of their BPI-certified compostable tea wrapper,” said Jake Hebert, director of OSC’s packaging collaborative.

“Packaging waste is a significant issue, and it’s essential that brands take responsibility to reduce their environmental impact and educate their consumers on how to do the same. Every innovation brings us one step closer to a more regenerative economy, and Traditional Medicinals is leading the way in demonstrating that sustainability and product excellence can go hand in hand.”

Traditional Medicinals will transition to its BPI-certified compostable tea wrapper starting in April 2023. Products will include Raspberry Leaf, Dandelion Leaf and Root, Nettle Leaf, Licorice Root, Turmeric with Meadowsweet and Ginger, Hibiscus, Reishi Mushroom with Rooibos and Orange Peel, Lemon Ginger, Ginger Aid and Ginger.

To learn more about this packaging, visit traditionalmedicinals.com/pages/packaging.

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