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Spilling the tea on sustainability

T2’s new corporate offices have made sustainability their primary concern.

Spilling the tea on sustainability


February 24th, 2020

Since its birth in Melbourne T2 has made a huge contribution to the world by becoming the definitive go to place to drink a whole lot of free samples and then try to avoid eye contact with the staff as you walk casually out without buying anything. It’s also the clear store to get Christmas presents for people you don’t know that well and well, their lemongrass and ginger tea is pretty good we guess, so there’s that too.

In making yet one more contribution to the world, T2 have made a huge step in reducing their footprint and apply a more sustainable and environmental mindset to their new corporate offices.

Designed by Unispace, with sustainability as the primary focus, sourcing sustainable materials were considered at every design decision, according to T2 facilities manager Jan-Phillip.

A major part of this included the EcoSoft carpet tiles from Carpets Inter which were supplied by Above Left. Due to this decision T2 was able to recycle 43,500 PET bottles that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill or the ocean. To date EcoSoft has recycled over 700 million PET bottles apparently fighting pollution, one carpet tile at a time.

Above Left, the Australian distributor of Carpets Inter EcoSoft has been supplying the product to Australian businesses for over 17 years. The Sustainability Award received in 2019 for Waste Elimination was recognition of EcoSoft’s enormous contribution to the diversion of waste/plastic bottles.

It’s a good step forward for T2 to be embracing a more sustainable philosophy to their company and to celebrate we’re probably going to go burn our mouths on a free sample of chai tea at our nearest T2 store.


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