We Earthlings: Plastic Tea Bags
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August 9, 2022

We Earthlings: Plastic Tea Bags

If you’d like to reduce your exposure to microplastics, choose your tea brand wisely. While most brands use paper tea bags, some have switched to bags made of fine plastic mesh. Unlike paper tea bags, the plastic version can’t be composted. And when boiling water is poured over them to make tea, these bags can release billions of microplastics and nanoparticles into the tea. Ironically, the brands using plastic tea bags are considered “premium” brands.

Skip the microplastics in your tea and the non-compostable tea bags. Instead, choose a brand that uses paper tea bags and demonstrates it is making efforts to produce a more sustainable product.

Source: How To Reduce Your Exposure to Microplastics

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Earth911 August 9, 2022 at 04:27PM

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