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36 replies
  1. Jo
    Jo says:

    I am new to the Plastic Free movement and NO I did not know tea bags contained plastic and will be very vigilant with all my purchases from now on…thanks for the info

    • treadingmyownpath
      treadingmyownpath says:

      I can’t believe I’ve been avoiding plastic for two years and I somehow missed this…you’re way ahead of me! Thanks for you comment and good luck vigilante! : )

  2. Chrissy
    Chrissy says:

    Hi. I’m loooleaf tea drinu. No I didn’t know tea bags had plastic. I just hated the wastage.
    thanks for the hints and tips with shopping, as I have started to cut back on my plastic consumption too

  3. Cynthia
    Cynthia says:

    Wow what an eye opener. I have been recycling for years now but I now see ways to do more. Thank you.

  4. Tina Lanquist
    Tina Lanquist says:

    Just bought and read your ebook That’s a wrap, Thank u for the many ideas, I’ve been phasing out the plastic at my place as well. I need to find yogart and sour cream in glass containers, but it just doesn’t exist here in Mi at an affordable cost and Im not that good of a cook to make it. Tina

  5. rhinophile
    rhinophile says:

    Thanks for your research and for sharing it with us. I have recently stopped buying teabags, for the same reasons that many people have – why use a product that creates more waste when there are alternatives? I’m even more definite about kicking the teabag habit now that I am aware of the inclusion of plastic in the construction of the bags.

  6. Ali
    Ali says:

    I am shocked. I will be contacting my favourite Australian tea maker Narada Tea to ask them if their teabags contain plastic. Narada is an organic tea so hopefully their bags are ok.
    I often wonder about the tag, especially when it accidentally falls in the mug, what chemicals and inks have just leeched off into my tea?
    And I’m steering clear of those boutique tea pyramids that look like they are made out of my grandmother’s kitchen curtains, nylon mesh. What it wrong with people?!
    Tread lightly. ❤️✨

    • Kate ( finding my true self again)
      Kate ( finding my true self again) says:

      Nerada is my favourite tea also. I avoid the concern about colour and chemical in the tag by purchasing the larger boxes with pot size bags. I’ll be extremely disappointed if they use plastic in their tea bags

  7. Gavin Vitullo
    Gavin Vitullo says:

    Thankyou. Good choices are hard to come by these days. So much hidden from consumers trying to make conscious decisions.

  8. Erin
    Erin says:

    I only drink herbal tea and it is virtually impossible to find it loose leaf except incredibly designer/incredibly expensive stuff. I have always been conscious about tea bags and whether or not the string and tags are bio-degradable. I never suspected there was plastic in the bag itself!

  9. Caz
    Caz says:

    There is no need for teabags to have plastic!! They are not being used for more than 3 mins! This is madness! Lets join the movement to get it taken out!!!

  10. Rebecca
    Rebecca says:

    Although I do not drink tea or coffee, I know plenty of people who do. I will be spreading the word to them about this insidious beast hanging out in their tea bags! It makes me wonder if coffee filters have plastic in them as well?

  11. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I try to minimise waste and packaging, take my own shopping bags, buy at the fruit and veg store, but tea bags, that’s a revelation. Looking forward to reading more.

  12. Linda Griffith
    Linda Griffith says:

    I am not surprised; but, am so sick of plastic everything. No wonder people are dying of diseases and cancers

  13. cindy
    cindy says:

    I am trying to be more green. I always believed in keeping our Earth as good if not better for our children and grandchildren. I just learned about aquafaba and want to add it to my baking. How long does it last in the refrigerator?

  14. Kerry Smith
    Kerry Smith says:

    Thank you for this info. I had no idea there was plastic in tea bags. I use loose leaf and bags. I refuse to buy one serve coffee makers. I wonder if they also use plastic in coffee filters?

  15. David
    David says:

    Great investigative work. I’ve always felt loose tea tasted better and the ‘teapot ceremony’ enjoyable. I’m back to teapots and loose tea.

  16. Chiung-wen Chang
    Chiung-wen Chang says:

    It’s great to know more and more people try hard to live avoid plastic.^^ cheers.

  17. Alison
    Alison says:

    Thank you for this invaluable information, I go to all the trouble to purchase organic teabags only to find out they use plastic. So disappointed!

  18. Melissa E Brown
    Melissa E Brown says:

    This is 2 years after the most recent post. I’m also new to the plastic free movement, but a long time minimalist. I once used loose tea and don’t know why I switched. This news that plastic is in tea bags is counter to why I drink tea, for health.

  19. Tom
    Tom says:

    I was totally unaware of the practically issue and tea bars. However, now that I do know, I will switch to lose leaf tea.

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