Category Archives: Commercial Kombucha

Kombucha, Plastics & Recycling

Yep - even the pouches we use you seal your SCOBY are recyclable! Responsible Packaging Sometimes we get asked about the plastic that your SCOBY comes packaged in. We hate single use plastic, and have searched far and wide to find a compostable alternative or at least a bioplastic that can be used with a vacuum sealing machine. Unfortunately, this product does not exist yet. The team at Homemade Kombucha Co. goes to great lengths to minimise the amount of waste we produce. All of our packaging that we use…

Commercial Kombucha Brands: Are You Really Buying What You Think?

It is always interesting to see something like kombucha grow in mainstream popularity. On one hand you have the well informed, health conscious crowd saying things like ‘I’ve known kombucha is a good thing for years, my SCOBY is over 5 years old and still going strong’ - and on the other side you have the people who have seen an advertorial kombucha feature on a TV morning show and have never actually looked at the ingredients of what they are buying. It is no secret people are becoming more…