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A New Study Shows Plastic Teabags Can Leach Billions of Plastic Particles Into Your Tea

A new study published on Environmental Science & Technology last month examined plastic teabags and what exactly happens to that plastic in the teabag when it’s steeped in boiling-hot water. Researchers found that a single plastic teabag leaches approximately 14.7 billion plastic particles into a cup of tea. Researchers are urging consumers to avoid plastic teabags and use only loose tea or natural teabags like those made out of paper.