What sustainability means to us
Like all businesses, our actions impact the planet – both positively and negatively.
Our drinks have helped thousands of people improve their diets and achieve their health goals, with a sustainable initiative throughout the core of our business, a key driver of our decision making process.
Ideally, we’d like our footprint to shrink as our business grows, which is why we’re always looking for ways we can make our drinks as good for the planet as they are for your body.
Here’s a little bit about what we’ve been doing to do just that.
The ‘p’ word is coming – but wait, there’s a twist.
Our drinks undergo a natural process of preservation called High-Pressure Processing (HPP). Importantly, this occurs after the bottles have been filled and sealed. This way, rather than “heat” our wonderful ingredients, which the majority of juices go through via pasteurisation, we retain every ingredient's freshness without compromising their nutritional value. The result? A completely fresh, cold-pressed product that still has a shelf-life viable for retail.
As it’s the only material that’ll withstand the pressure of this process, we have no choice but to use plastic.
However, and here’s the twist
Our plastic bottles are made entirely of eco-friendly material. Entirely!? Yes, entirely. They’re made from 75% recycled plastic (rPET) and 25% biodegradable plastic. These are plastics developed from sugar cane instead of environmentally damaging fossil fuels – which makes them fully recyclable.
At the moment, this is our only environmentally friendly solution – as soon as there’s a better one, you can count on us to be the first to adopt it.
Recycling Return Initiative
Our Recycling Return Initiative offers all our customers the option to return their used packaging for recycling – free of charge. Pre-paid labels are provided with each order – whether they ask for them or not! We’ve had a great response to the initiative, with a large percentage of our customers taking part.
We are committed to helping society move towards the elimination of plastic from our lives entirely and will continue to develop this initiative as technology evolves.
We are so humbled to have some truly inspirational figures stand beside us.
Our ambassadors are such an important part of the success and mission of The Turmeric Co., and this is no different when it comes to sustainability.
That’s why we’re especially keen to have people like Saskia Sills on board: her work to reduce single-use plastics in the drinks industry has been superb.
Saskia Sills – British Windsurfing Champion
If you can lend a hand to helping us improve our processes and educate people in a bid to leave our beautiful planet in a better condition than we left it, please do get in touch!
The Turmeric Co. Team