In the salt category, TCPL transitioned from a nonrecyclable
structure to a recyclable structure, reducing plastic usage. The
portfolio of salt products now stands at an impressive 85% recyclable
structure. For salt, they also embraced reusing tertiary packaging,
reducing the need to purchase new polypropylene bags from 30% of
business requirement to less than 5% currently.
In a bid to eliminate plastics, Tetley Tea is transitioning 9 billion teabags to
Some challenges encountered by the company included the availability
of HB BOPP films for beverages and compromising on print effects for
shelf presentation in the salt business. Additionally, there were concerns
about machinability. However, through strategic problem-solving, the
company successfully overcame these challenges.
Tea and Pulses packaging
TCPL implemented downgauging techniques, reducing plastic
consumption by 50 tonnes annually in the Tea and Pulses portfolios.
Additionally, the company successfully removed secondary packaging
bags from tea categories for SKUs above 500g, resulting in a further
reduction of 80 tonnes of plastic consumption per year.