Did you know that “Some bags contain up to 25% non-biodegradable polypropylene…when you think how many teabags are actually used…” that’s an insane amount of tea right? Some popular brands in the UK proffered the following information about plastic in their tea:
- Yorkshire Tea said their bags contain 25% polypropylene but they were “actively developing plant-based and biodegradable alternatives”. 🙁
- Tetley said the plastic in their teabags will not break down in compost but they are “normally so small they are not seen”. It’s called MICRO-PLASTIC Tetley, doesn’t make such great soil
- Twinings said their pyramid bags were free from plastic but their heat sealed bags do contain some polypropylene fibres.
You can read the full BBC about plastic in tea here. And sign Mike Armitage’s petition here if you want to enjoy a cup of tea, plastic free.