femmennoir wrote:I personally will miss the tins, they were great and quite re-usable, which does makes them green! People I know were waiting for them, they are so great to store all sorts of things, after the tea is gone! I guess the bottom line is the pouches are cheaper to produce! Metal is also recyclable, and therefore does not clog landfills, and your tins were both recyclable and re-usable, so I don't buy your "we are going green" argument. The pouches are not bio-degradable, as you say yourselves! Spell it out and say it is cheaper for you!
So now I will have to purchase tins to empty the pouches into, because I have purchased pouches from other companies and they do not store well, you cannot stack them. The tins were also stackable (I know, it's not a word!), therefore saving precious cabinet space in a New York apartment !!!!
This is quite funny, because when I shared information about your company with friends, I always mentioned how great the tins were!
My two cents,
Thanks for signing up to give us your opinion. I expected some negative responses because some people really like the tin containers. I believe we're the only company to still use them and, as martin64 mentioned, many people dig the look of the cans.
You're right that as a business we're trying to save money but that isn't our main reason for changing. We really like the tin cans but they are so heavy and bulky to ship all the way from China. A lot of oil gets used in the process. The primary reason for global warming is CO2 emissions and our plan to change packaging will lessen our carbon footprint big time.
As for the material, yes metal is recyclable but most people don't recycle it. If you do then I commend you
The new packaging material can be recycled to create other plastic products. Assuming that somebody throws out both tin cans and plastic pouches, the latter will take up less space in a landfill. The metal containers are indeed reusable but we ship out so many of them, I have to wonder how many are actually reused. For people like you who really like having them and using them, we offer them separately.
I know it'll be a transition. Just keep the tin containers that you already have and continue using them. If you get any teas from the Masters collection, those will come with tin containers but the rest will be phased into the new packaging style.