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Guayaki Announces First Carbon-Subtracting Beverages

by Jasmin Malik Chua, Jersey City, USA on 03.18.08

We've mentioned our love for the organic- and fair-trade-certified yerba mate by Guayaki. Now the company has opted to go carbon-negative with its "carbon-subtracting" beverages.

Thanks to the vast carbon-sequestration that occurs in the South American rainforests where Guayaki's yerba mate is sustainably harvested, each 16-ounce package of San Mateo Loose Yerba Mate and Traditional Loose Yerba Mate, according to Guayaki, subtracts more carbon than it emits during the entire manufacturing process—from its harvesting south of the border, to its placement on store shelves in the United States—resulting in a net subtraction of 573 grams of carbon.

In addition to a label that explains the carbon-subtracting math, Guayaki will also be debuting new 100 percent biodegradable and home-compostable packaging this fall. ::Guayaki