OUR ECO REPORT CARD
I’ve shared my efforts here to plant seeds for other businesses and reassure you that minimizing our impact is super important to me. It’s very much a work in progress so if you know of other ideas or improvements than please email me your thoughts.
Adam Donoghue (Founder)
Every ingredient we buy is certified organic. I’m passionate about not using pesticides or funky fertilizers on the earth, the farmers, or in my chai.
Our whole range is certified Fairtrade. Buying Fairtrade enables producers to get fair prices and decent working conditions.
TOWARDS ZERO PACKAGING
My favourite! I reuse our 10 litre honey buckets to supply the majority of our cafes. I will also happily refill any container you have if you can bring it to me (just email me to organise a time). Also ask your local shop to do our chai in bulk as I would love to have more bulk stockists.
CUPS, cups and more cups!
We use reusable cups (sourced from op shops) for all our market, expo and festival events. We also use reusable sample cups. Hooray, no single use cups!
I just switched all our Australia Post and Fastways freight satchels to compostable Hero satchels. We’ve switched most of our tape to kraft paper tape so its recyclable or compostable (for some applications it is unsuitable). I collect boxes from other retailers to reuse for our outgoing freight to retailers.
ENERGY, WATER & WASTE
Your chai is precision ground using solar power (we are 100% solar powered). We recycle everything we can including soft plastics. Our chai is made on a mountain in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and run on filtered rain water. We have very little waste, we reuse the tea sacks as bin liners, reuse all cardboard boxes that we receive for outgoing orders.
I looked long and hard world-wide for compostable ‘sticky stuff’ friendly packaging when we last ordered our packaging. But alas the technology wasn’t there yet (dry stuff is easy). Glass was out due to freight issues, high invested energy cost and a poor recycling system in Australia (most being stockpiled at the time). However I’m trialling a number of compostable products at the moment and it looks very promising.
In our whole range, we say a big YES to…
GOOD FOR YOU & THE PLANET
We don’t want to mess up someone else’s backyard just so we can drink chai.
GOOD FOR DIGESTION
Chai spices have been used for centuries to aid digestion.
MADE WITH LOVE
Made with love by us for you.
WHEREVER WE CAN!
We minimize food miles and like to get to know our farmers.
WE CARE ABOUT THE PLANET
Ethically sourced and mindful of where we leave our footprint.