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Are tea bags compostable?

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Are tea bags compostable?
Paper fiber tea bags are compostable, bag, tea leaves, string, and all. Mesh tea bags, on the other hand, are not compostable nor recyclable curbside.
  • Yes
  • Yes, but only those made of paper fibers
  • Yes, but only those without strings
  • No
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  • tommy b. 1 year ago
  • Michael C. 1 year ago
    I use 4 family size tea bags to make my tea for "Ice tea". After that, then I still use them to make hot tea (there is still enough tea left in them to make 6 or cups, per each tea bag). After that, I throw them into the compost bowl. I try not to waste anything, an use it in some form or fashion, to benefit me, and Mother Nature.
  • Steven S. 1 year ago
    What about used coffee grounds and paper coffee filters?
  • Bibi K. 1 year ago
    I learn so much about recycle.
    • Nicole N. 1 year ago
      I know what you mean. Recyclebank is such a useful tool. We learn so much about what is and is not recyclable. I also enjoy earning points.