Planet Organic on the Sunshine Coast offer an extensive range of certified organic teas, coffees, herbs and spices that are full on flavour but light on the earth. The Coolum-based business has grown significantly since it was founded in 1997, with 59 different certified organic teas now available to health-conscious consumers.
The entire Planet Organic range is certified organic, with raw materials ethically sourced from overseas and packaged at their Sunshine Coast facility. Popular tea items include lines like spearmint, chamomile, ginger and rosehip hibiscus, with plenty of other exotic options to choose from. A New Mother’s Organic Tea line is also available, including options for Morning Wellness, as well as Colic and Breastfeeding Support.
Sustainable packaging is a major area of focus, with innovative measures employed to reduce plastics and the overall carbon footprint of the business.
Teabag paper is made from a mixture of wood pulp, manila hemp and plant-based sealing fibres. To avoid material waste, their compostable teabags do not come with strings, tags or envelopes. Tea boxes are recyclable and the tea bags are contained in a compostable inner bag.
Their herb and spice shakers have recently changed from plastic to glass, and the business is currently asking their customers if plastic sifters are a necessary feature for this range. The operators believe that more research & development is required across the industry to improve sustainable packaging outcomes.
With consumers becoming more health-conscious and interested in organic products, the Planet Organic business has seen positive growth. Their products are currently exported to Singapore and New Zealand, as well as being available on Amazon in the United States.
Those in Australia looking to try out Planet Organic can find their products in a range of independent retailers, including IGA, GoVita, HealthyLife pharmacies and other organic and health stores. They also offer a comprehensive Online Shop if you’d like their products shipped to your door.