We choose products, suppliers and services that will have as little negative impact as possible on our environment. Here's how we work:
Transport/freightWe import the majority of our products directly from our suppliers and this means large shipments of containers from Sri Lanka and India to Sweden. These containers go by boat to Helsingborg for a short drive to the warehouse in Ängelholm, close to Helsingborg. Shipping the products by boat takes up to three months but has a significantly lower environmental impact than with, for example, air freight. Our domestic shipping to you as a customer is handled by DHL from Ängelholm to your warehouse/fascility.
Container ship vs air freightIt is about 25 times more efficient from an emission point of view to carry goods by container ship than by air. For example, 200 kg of cargo (2 m³) of cargo ships from Hong Kong to Sweden produces about 115 kg of CO2 (carbon dioxide equivalent) compared to the same weight and volume of air cargo that produces about 2800 kg of CO2. Source: National Board of Trade Sweden - Kommerskollegium (in English)
The transport of goods on a fully loaded cargo ship is energy efficient. A common claim is that air freight is more environmentally friendly than by boat. This probably applies to ferry/passenger traffic. A passenger ship consume a lot of energy in relation to the number of passengers on board. Per passenger, this means that "many tons of ships" are to be pushed through the water at relatively high speed. This means that emissions from passenger ships and ferries can be said to have similar emissions to aviation. This does not therefore apply to cargo ships.
PackagingWe are affiliated with FTI (in English). This means that we pay fees for all the packaging we bring into the country and thus fulfil our producer responsibility. Together we who are fti-connected pays for all the recycling stations that are located around Sweden. Sometimes when receiving goods from us, you may have products delivered in a reused cardboard labeled with an incorrect brand name. Why throw away something that's functional?
ProductsThe tea bush, Camelia Sinensis, is a very robust plant. This means that you often do not have to use pesticides. We have nevertheless chosen to have a large and wide range of organically certified products. You will find both organic teas in teabags as well as loose-leaf tea.
Microplastics and NanoparticlesFrom time to time, reports are published that some pyramid-type tea bags contain microplastics and nanoparticles. We have documents from our suppliers that verify this and we will be happy to share them with you upon request.
Commitment to the environmentWe have been an exclusive distributor of Dilmah Tea in Sweden and Scandinavia since 2000. Dilmah Conservation (www.dilmahconservation.org) was established in 2007 together with the UNITED Nations and the IUCN (www.iucn.org) to save and protect the wildlife and the environment in Sri Lanka.