Change your teabags | Make sure they're plastic-free
Do you take plastic with your tea?
We are a nation of tea drinkers. 84% of us drink the comforting brew on a daily basis, collectively consuming a staggering 100,000,000 cups a day (so the UK Tea and Infusions Association tells us).
But did you know many tea bags contain plastic? Polypropylene to be precise, a sealing agent which is used to stop the bags falling apart. Unfortunately this material isn't recyclable or biodegradable so putting tea bags in a food caddy doesn't stop the problem, and ultimately they end up polluting our environment.
However, there is a solution which is to buy loose leaf tea or switch to a tea bag brand which doesn't use plastic.
Here are some of the 'not bad tea bag' optons to choose from. They offer plastic-free tea bags which still taste great.
- Clipper organic everyday tea
- We are English breakfast tea
- T2 earl grey tea bags
- Pukka Herbs
- Twinnings lose leaf pyramid bag tea
- Tea pigs everyday brew tea bags
- Co-op own brand 99 tea, Fairtrade