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Plastic in tea bags?
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April 9, 2013
12:28 pm

Apparently, those fancy pyramid-shaped teabags are all made from one sort of plastic or another.


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April 11, 2013
6:56 pm
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February 16, 2010

Great article. And I appreciate that it mentions that paper teabags have an environmental impact as well. What it doesn't say is that paper tea bags also contain plastic. There are plastic fibers mixed in with the paper, which is what helps heat seal them. I'm planning a blog post about it soon. Anyway, that's why I have a reusable stainless steel tea ball and buy loose leaf bulk tea in my own container instead of packaged tea.

February 24, 2015
9:34 am
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February 21, 2015

I agree with you Beth terry.SmileSmile

February 24, 2015
3:48 pm
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February 18, 2015

Thank you. Wow! Will go loose leaf now.

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