Tea bags release millions of microscopic plastic particles into your drink, study finds

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Cups of tea could be contaminated with millions of microscopic plastic particles, new research suggests.

As the war on plastic continues, the spotlight is being shone on some of our favourite brews.

While one might assume that your tea bags are made simply from tea and paper, in actual fact an estimated 96 per cent contain polypropylene – a substance used to seal them and ensure they hold their shape.

In recent months, a number of brands have managed to eradicate the chemical entirely from their products, including Clipper and Abel & Cole.

But, as others continue to work on finding a solution, this still means that many of our favourite brands of tea bags still contain plastic.


Via The Independent

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