The problem with tea bags

I knew those gorgeous little T2 pyramid tea bags weren’t made out of compostable stuff but I didn’t realise it was pretty much all tea bags.  Check out this article in The Guardian, to read about how most British tea bags contain about 20 % polypropylene and therefore aren’t fully compostable.  Presumably, it’s the same everywhere.  Yet another reason for my sticking with the loose-leaf variety.

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2 Responses to The problem with tea bags

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi,
    Just wanted to say I’ve been poking around your blog after seeing today’s post about generic brands (so interesting-I had never thought of those aspects). I really like all the things you write about! Looks like you have great farmer’s markets near you. I think I will stop putting tea bags in my compost…

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