Can tea bags be composted?
Yes, you can add China Chunmee Green Tea tea bags to your compost bin or garden-there is an important caveat. Before composting your tea bags, it is important to ensure that they are made of biodegradable materials.
It is estimated that 20-30% of tea bags on the market are made of polypropylene and cannot be composted. Your tea bag should also be completely free of materials that may be harmful to the earth.
Republic of Tea’s iconic round tea bags are made of unbleached tea paper, free of chlorine compounds, no extra packaging, string, labels and staples. This means you can add them directly to your compost bin or garden after soaking.
If you are not sure whether your tea bag is compostable, it is recommended to cut the bag open, pour the contents into the pile, and then throw the bag into the trash can.
How to compost steep tea bags and tea leaves
After making the tea, remove the loose tea leaves or compostable tea bags from the pot or cup and set them aside. If you have a compost bin or bucket in your kitchen for storing food waste before composting, you can put the soaked tea there.
Let the steeped tea bags or tea leaves cool completely.
Pour the soaked tea leaves or compostable bags into the outdoor compost pile.
For tea drinkers, China Tea Suppliers tea composting is a simple and effective way to contribute to your compost bin and support your plant health-every time you sip, you will add More.