Tea and the gang are proud of the fact that we do not have any plastic in our teabags but did you know that roughly 96% of the teabags on the market contain polypropylene? This is what tea bags are sealed with and you may think that sticking them in the food waste is a great thing, but in fact you are potentially putting chemicals that are toxic into compost that could eventually work its way into the ground.
What do we do differently I hear you ask?
Well our biodegradable teabags are made from a cornstarch material and on our tags we use vegetable inks and everything is cut, stuck and shaped by very intelligent lasers. We are now even switching our inner bags that hold our 15 biodegradable teabags from plastic to a new biodegradable/compostable cellulose alternative that has been tested and is fully biodegradable, so you can just pop it into the compost. Our retail boxes are made from paper and can be popped in recycling. So rest assured when you buy a retail pack of 15 teabags from Tea and the gang you are buying a quality product, that does not have an impact on our amazing environment and best yet is plastic free.
Tea and the gang says no to plastic!