Recycling

For information on how best to recycle our packaging, please see the tables below.

For the jars, bottles and tins, you can reuse the packaging by thoroughly recleaning and drying.  Steenbergs offers a refill solution that comes either in paper or plastic packaging (we're in process of getting rid of the plastic).

The Easier Packaging Types

Packaging type
Material
Recycling method
Coverage
Glass jar for spices
Glass
Recycle: kerbside recycling or local recycling centres
National
Metal lids for spices
Stainless steel
Recycle: kerbside recycling or local recycling centres
National
Glass bottles
Glass
Recycle: kerbside recycling or local recycling centres
National
Aluminium caps for glass bottles
Aluminium
Recycle: kerbside recycling or local recycling centres National
Tea tins Stainless steel Recycle: kerbside recycling or local recycling centres National
Tea & stuffing cartons CardRecycle: kerbside recycling or local recycling centres National
Transit boxes
Corrugated
Compost or Recycle: kerbside recycling or local recycling centres
National
Loosefill packing paper
Paper
Compost or Recycle: kerbside recycling or local recycling centres National

Waste Streams for Plastic Packaging

Details for the recycling of plastic are as below; but we will accept any plastic back to Steenbergs and will recycle any plastic returned to us, using the methods as detailed in the Waste & Recycling section :

Packaging type
Material
Recycling method
Coverage
Plastic film for teas and stuffings cartons and tins
PolypropyleneRecycle locally or waste-to-energy, or return to Steenbergs
Check local recycling
Plastic film for mulled wine sachets
PolypropyleneRecycle locally or waste-to-energy, or return to Steenbergs Check local recycling
Plastic bags used for bulk teas and herbs & spices
Composite of metallised PET and polyethylene
Recycle by returning to Steenbergs or use waste-to-energy
Limited - return to Steenbergs
Clear window in spice and tea tins
PETRecycle: kerbside or local recycling centres
 National


Per Steenbergs strategy on packaging , we are doing our best, as a microbusiness, to remove bad packaging from our range, balancing that against what is best for the products that we supply. 

In particular, we are removing the clear plastic film and replacing it with a "plastic free" film that is home compostable during the first half of 2020 (arrived with us on 6 February 2020).

The next phase is to remove the composite bags for bulk teas, herbs and spices.  However, we do offer paper bags as an alternative or we can recycle the returned bags through Terracycle.


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