Maybe I’m a bit late, but I just discovered that there is plastic in my tea bag. Oh, no!
It turns out that tea bags are only 70-80% biodegradable. They contain a plastic compound called polypropylene. That’s a synthetic plastic resin that is used in lots of packaging, but that doesn’t mean I want traces of it in my tea.
Maybe I’m just being paranoid about that last part, but it’s still not that good for the environment. According to Trashed.com – more than 165 million cups of tea are brewed each day in the United Kingdom. Also, 96% of those cups were brewed using polypropylene (The Guardian). That makes a substantial environmental impact when taken all together.
I guess the only solution for me is to drink loose leaf tea and use a pot and strainer.
How posh and proper?!