After you’ve brewed a cup of tea, you might think the tea bag, used tea and paper label are all fine to throw into the compost bin, right? The reality is the bag is not paper at all, but polypropylene, which is a synthetic, plasticlike resin. And the string and label are usually attached with a small metal staple, which is not compostable. If you want to compost, you need to rip open the bag and toss the contents into the compost, then dispose of the rest. Or try loose tea; you can brew it in a reusable filter and have zero waste with this method.
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