Are we eating plastic everyday?

Do you know almost our every cup of tea can also contain plastics? Yes, you are right! Almost every single cup of tea contain microplastics!

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Every we drink various type of tea like Masala Tea, Green Tea, Lemon Tea or any more types of flavor tea that can contain thousand amount of microplastics!

As soon as we wake up, we need to drink a cup of tea. Generally we make tea by using loose leaves, But for convenience’s sake big companies started selling tea in teabags! We just have to dip the teabag in hot water or milk and our tea will be ready within half of minute!

What’s the problem with it?

Actually the problem is in the teabags itself!! At a glance it seems like a paper bag, but to keep the seal and shape of teabags intact in hot water, some brand are mixing Polypropylene in it, which is a types of plastic!!

When this teabag gets mixed with hot water, billion of micro plastics gets release in the tea! According to recent research in Canada McGill University one teabag can release 11.6 billion microplastics. Can imaging 11.6 billion!!

 

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