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Plastic-free tea bags: 7 brands that don't contain plastic and 7 brands that still do

Several tea bag brands use polypropylene, a sealing plastic, to keep the tea bags from falling apart

Digesting plastic is harmful so its better to buy teabags that dont contain it

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/create/food-and-drink/news/a3291/plastic-tea-bags-environment/

TerenceMealing
18 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap18 days ago

Wow I never knew teabags contained plastic. I drink coffee but my OH drinks tea will have to look into plastic free

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
Original Poster
18 days ago

I did mention it in a previous chat post about white tea as clipper doesn't use plastic

But its a disgrace that it is allowed to be used at all

Its bad enough floating around in the oceans never mind in our bodies

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

Yes it is better to buy teabags that don't contain it but not everyone can afford to buy those brands that are plastic free.

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
Original Poster
18 days ago

I know you might have a favourite brand that contains plastic but i would put my health before anything else and try one that is plastic free

Tescos own brand dont contain any plastic and they are cheap M

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

TerenceMealing I don't have a favourite brand, I just meant that someone might only be able to afford the ones from Lidl based on budget.

According to the article, they weren't sure if Tesco own brand didn't contain plastic. They might be cheap compared to the brands but could still be too expensive for some people.

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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18 days ago

MrsCraig I understand what you are saying M, but there is no need for plastic to be present in any manufacturers brands, if some can produce them plastic free, the government should be lobbied to get it removed from all teabags

I cannot believe it is any more expensive to produce them plastic free , in fact it should be cheaper

If you are ingesting plastic then this could cause cancer , and it could not only kill you but put an enormous strain on the already stretched NHS having to treat more patients with related illnesses

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

TerenceMealing I agree that it should not be present in teabags and needs to be removed. The problem is that the plastic free ones are generally more expensive. If they made the plastic free ones cheaper then it would encourage more people to buy them.

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didbygraham
didbygraham18 days ago

If consumers demand it then eventually the producers will come up with the goods. Its slowly happening. The govt of course could help things along by giving all manufacturers a deadline to get rid of the plastic in teabags.

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lornaae
lornaae18 days ago

Highly recommend the brand Teapigs, they are a great brand and are plastic free 🙂

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc18 days ago

Most we have have been replaced by small paper bags. Seems illogical how environment supporters are against plastic, but not paper. lmao

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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18 days ago

Paper degrades P and does not cause cancers etc especially if ingested`

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoir18 days ago

I never thought teabags would contain plastic too! Thanks i will defenitely check it out

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