Today I will …

buy loose tea.

For some time now, I’m under the spell of ‘zero waste’ living. It’s kind of nice to discover that I’m getting more and more annoyed with my own habits that generate a lot of waste. That’s why I already blogged about dishcloths, which are still in use by the way. Step by step, I hope to produce less waste and today I will take another step in the right direction.

Google ‘zero waste’, you’ll be blown away!

A lot of my blog posts start with talking about a bad habit or weakness of myself. This time I’d like to point out one of my strenghts: I am very, very good at drinking tea! Really, a Masters Degree would be completely appropriate here. I love green tea with mint, but we always have a number of teas in stock for some variety.


Those teas mostly come in boxes or jars, and sometimes the bags are also packaged separately. Granted, most waste that comes from that is paper and other recyclable materials, but it’s still waste that has to be processed, while, in this case, it’s quite easy to avoid that waste. So from now on I’ll buy loose tea in a shop where I can bring my own glass jars. The tea will be directly scooped into the jar: tea without any waste product! (Of course, the used tea goes on the compost pile.)
By the way, I make one exception for my Dutch Pickwick tea: I’ll allow myself that (sentimental) treat every once in a while, but of course the packaging will end up in the recycling bin.

Want to join me? Check with your local coffee (tea) shop to see if it’s ok to bring your own cans/jars.

These posts are in no way meant to show off, but solely meant to share my journey with you. 
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