Breakthrough in UK’s slow-brewing move towards an eco-friendly cuppa

Co-op finally set to launch own brand plastic-free teabags after outcry over microplastics

The Co-op is to launch a range of own-brand plastic-free teabags nearly three years after it first pledged an eco-friendly version of the nation’s favourite brew.

Mass-produced teabags became an unlikely target in the fight against the global plastic binge, after it emerged that the industry-wide sealant that helps hold their shape is made of polypropylene, and not biodegradable.

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