Home Composting with Dorset Tea

Starting a compost is a cheap and effective way to help the environment.

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At Dorset Tea we take the environment very seriously and we know you do too. It’s one of the reasons 100% of the tea on our Golden Blend is from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

This means that the workers and farmers who carefully grow and select the leaves in our tea can also enjoy a good quality of life, while protecting their natural environment which in as important to us as it is to them.

We want to continue this good work with tips on how you can make small changes to your daily life and help look after the environment.

One way we can do this is by composting some of the natural waste that comes from our homes.

What is composting?

Composting is nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. A compost bin is all you need and can be quickly and cheaply set up in your garden, allotment or balcony.

How can I use the compost?

The compost produced can be used in your garden to improve the condition of your plants and flowers – gorgeous flowers and environmental benefits all round!

What can be composted?

Some items that can be composted include vegetable peelings, cut flowers and coffee grounds, but did you also know that tea bags, cotton wool and vacuum cleaner contents are also biodegradable?

Although these items can take a little longer to biodegrade, they can all be added to the composter and is the mixture of these items that created the conditions needed for good compost.

Tea bags, including the ones we use at Dorset Tea™ are made using paper fibres and a very small amount of plastic, used to bind the paper together. Once the paper has degraded, the remaining fibres are either dispersed in the soil or can be picked out and disposed of.

Starting a compost is easy, and the recyclenow website has a range of tips and tricks to get you started.  

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