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Why Paper Packaging Is the Eco-Friendly Choice


When it comes to packaging materials, there is a lot of debate over which one is better: paper or plastic. While plastic has been widely used for decades due to its convenience and low cost, there are many reasons why paper packaging is the better choice. In this blog post, we will explore some of the reasons why paper packaging is a better alternative to plastic.


First and foremost, paper packaging is a much more sustainable choice than plastic. Unlike plastic, which can take hundreds of years to decompose and often ends up in our oceans and landfills, paper is biodegradable and can be recycled multiple times. Additionally, paper packaging is made from renewable resources, such as trees, which can be replanted and regrown. By choosing paper packaging over plastic, we can significantly reduce our impact on the environment and help to preserve our planet for future generations.


In addition to being more sustainable, paper packaging is also safer for our health. Many plastic products contain harmful chemicals, such as BPA and phthalates, which can leach into our food and water and cause serious health problems. Paper packaging, on the other hand, is free from these harmful chemicals and is a much safer choice for storing and transporting our food.


Paper packaging is also a more aesthetically pleasing choice than plastic. Unlike plastic, which can look cheap and unattractive, paper packaging has a natural, organic look and feel that many consumers find appealing. Additionally, paper packaging can be customized with a variety of colors and designs, making it a more visually appealing choice for businesses and consumers alike.


What about our paper pouches?

All our tea comes in pouches made from 100% paper, in fact 80% of that material even comes from renewable sources. This makes them the perfect eco-friendly solution, no plastic to be seen, easily recyclable and fully biodegradable. However regular paper is actually breathable, so do our paper pouches protect the tea?


As air and contaminants can penetrate through standard paper it would degrade the freshness of anything inside it. But for our pouches we take advantage of special milling techniques which press the paper to give it a shiny finish and special barrier properties. This means the tea inside your pouch is protected from the elements. That being said it is still biodegradable packaging so you should be aware that even this special pouch will still degrade over time, particularly once it's opened. That is why once open you're best to move the tea into an air tight container to preserve its best qualities.


In conclusion, there are many reasons why paper packaging is a better choice than plastic. It is more sustainable, safer for our health, more versatile, and more aesthetically pleasing. By choosing paper packaging over plastic, we can make a positive impact on the environment, our health, and our economy. So when your chose to drink R-tea then you can feel safe in the knowledge that your making a truly eco-friendly choice.

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