Every single day presents us with opportunities to make a positive impact on the environment—from our preferred mode of transport, right down to our choices at the supermarket.
In the past few years, I’ve made a series of deliberate and purposeful commitments to reduce my carbon footprint. I’ve stopped eating red meat, for one. I also don’t own a car; rather, I choose to live in a medium-density area with plenty of opportunity to walk or take public transport. I’ve reduced my consumption of disposable fashion items, and instead choose to spend a little more on high-quality pieces that I can wear year after year. And, like many of us, I have become more aware of single-use plastics and the products that come in them.
Are these measures going to save the planet all on their own? Absolutely not. But if we all did it, could we make a positive impact? I believe so.
And while all these big decisions—like the number of children we have, and how we choose to power our homes—are important, I also believe in making small and conscious decisions as a consumer each and every day. And for a ‘herb nerd’ like me, that means paying attention to where I source my beloved herbies.
Needless to say, I always think it’s nice to have a few things growing in the garden. But let’s face it: we don’t always have the time or the space. Sometimes we just need to ‘grab and go’ but we want to make sure that we’re putting our money where our mouth is, and shopping with brands that care about the things we care about.
That’s why when I discovered that Pukka herbs are fully carbon neutral in their operations, I made the switch, and now they’re the only tea brand in my pantry.
To be honest, they were already a bit of a fave because they’re so yumbo—anyone who has already tried Pukka will know what I’m talking about, am I right?—but learning of their environmental credentials was the final piece of the puzzle to make them my number one choice in herbal tea bags.
And it doesn’t stop there. By 2030, having a cuppa made from Pukka Herbs will have a similar environmental impact as whipping up a fresh mint tea from the garden. Why? Because they have committed to making themselves 100% carbon neutral ‘from crop to cup’ by 2030. To me, that is insanely good news.
Add in the fact that their products are fair trade and organic, and you can have peace of mind that the herb nerds crafting Pukka Herbs teas share the same values as me and you when it comes to environmental and social responsibility.
And my personal faves? The three mint, three ginger, and turmeric gold, of course.