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messageStarbucks - Sainsburys
Posted by lilaclou October 02, 09:49AM

I was just having a cup of breakfast tea in Starbucks and the teabag is made of plastic. So I phoned Starbucks customer service on 02088345050 to register my complaint. They let me know that it is non recyclable but they have registered my complaint. If anyone else has the time or inclination it might he help if others give them a call.

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Posted by binkylilyput October 02, 10:05AM

Well done lilaclou! Great when people take action

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Posted by natty01295 October 02, 12:33PM

Yes good on you to complain,
Causes enviroment damage

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Posted by MrDude21 October 02, 12:39PM


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Posted by Angelina October 02, 12:51PM

plastic teabags throw unbelievable amounts of tiny bots of plastic into the water systems.

I mean, why would anyone invent them anyway?

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Posted by KateS October 02, 01:36PM

Thank you for reminding me lilaclou!
I stopped for a cup of tea at a service station on Monday and was also disappointed to receive a plastic tea bag. Brought my own travel mug and everything.
I've just emailed them on UKInfo@support.starbucks.com

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Posted by micromacromonkey October 02, 01:48PM

A better course of action is not frequenting Starbucks. Evil megacorp selling substandard coffee.

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Posted by KateS October 02, 02:29PM

Indeed! However it was during an 8 hour drive and I really was gasping for a cup of tea.

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Posted by Angelina October 02, 02:30PM

there is that.... and a perfectly valid point.

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Posted by lilaclou October 02, 07:06PM

Thanks for the replies, I guess if enough people bug them there may be change. Small steps ...

micromacromonkey Wrote:
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> A better course of action is not frequenting
> Starbucks. Evil megacorp selling substandard
> coffee.

Good point micro, but I hope you got a chance to email/phone them anyway.

messageRe: Starbucks - Sainsburys
Posted by Zig-Zag October 03, 05:04PM

Forgive my ignorance but I've never heard of a plastic teabag. How do I find out whether the ones I use have plastic in. I've been putting them in the garden waste bin but maybe that's wrong?

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Posted by DulwichFox October 03, 05:44PM

Zig-Zag Wrote:
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> Forgive my ignorance but I've never heard of a
> plastic teabag. How do I find out whether the ones
> I use have plastic in. I've been putting them in
> the garden waste bin but maybe that's wrong?

Hi Zig-Zag

That is a good question ??

You can generally feel the ones that are Fully Plastic. they are shiny and do not tear when pulled apart.
Paper ones tear easily.

Having said that
I understand that some Tea-Bags 'May' contain some Micro-Plastics.

Below is a list of Plastic / Non Plastic Brands although the site does suggest that
the situation could change.

[www.countryliving.com]

DulwichFox

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Posted by DulwichFox October 03, 06:08PM

I have recently changed to Loose Tea and buy my tea from Fortnum and Mason

They have dozens of varieties of Luxury Teas that can be bought in attractive Caddies
mostly priced at £12.50 for 250gms. Some are £12.50 for 125gms Assam Orange Pekoe

https://assets.fortnumandmason.com/app/public/spree/products/4740/carousel/desktop/2002657_%282%29.jpg?1531908998

Tea is one of my very few Luxuries that I do not mind spending a little more for.

In this classic Royal Blend notes of Flowery Pekoe from Ceylon uplift the maltier Assam to create a very traditional cup of tea.
First blended for King Edward in 1902, Fortnumís Royal Blend has been popular ever since for its smooth, honey-like flavour.

Foxy

P.S. I suppose for £12.50 I could of bought a Burger from most places on Lordship Lane.

messageRe: Starbucks - Sainsburys
Posted by Sue October 03, 09:55PM

I drink PG Tips. It's the only breakfast-type tea I like.

It never occurred to me until recently that their tea bags might contain plastic. I've been putting them in my compost bin for years sad smiley

Looking at their website, it seems that they are still "moving to" fully biodegradable tea bags.

So maybe I will move to loose PG Tips. Time to get a tea pot and knit a tea cosy big grin

ETA: I've just looked up the price. £2 for 250g in Tesco smiling smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was october 03, 09:57pm by Sue.

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Posted by tallulah71 October 04, 08:51AM

Oh no! Yorkshire tea - who knew? I've been happily bunging them on my compost for ages. Loose tea is such a faff but better than plastic I guess.

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Posted by Jules-and-Boo October 04, 09:40AM

we are getting a tea pot in light of this. I thought it was just the posh bags, not all teabags :-(

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Posted by Penguin68 October 04, 09:47AM

You can get metal tea filters for loose tea so that you don't have to rely on teapots and strainers for your cuppa - this is an amazon link but there are many other sources. And that way you can make your own blend!

[www.amazon.co.uk]

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Posted by Jules-and-Boo October 04, 09:52AM

that's a great idea - always used to have loose tea and then it became normal to have tea bags - this is a good in-between

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Posted by edcam October 04, 10:35AM

If you find a teapot a faff if you're only making one cup then tea eggs are a good idea. I recommend the OXO Good Grips twisting tea ball Exclaimation

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Posted by Sue October 04, 06:45PM

I chain drink tea, so it's a pot and a cosy for me big grin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was october 04, 06:46pm by Sue.

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Posted by Zig-Zag October 05, 12:15PM

Wow thank you all for this info. I buy PG tips and see they are not as "green" as I thought so will also dig out my teapot and sieve from somewhere at back of cupboard.

Never seen a fully plastic teabag and amazed anybody would buy them nowadays.

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Posted by tallulah71 October 09, 02:11PM

I always make tea in a pot it I have time. I meant it's a faff the rinsing and collecting of the tealeaves out the pot and into the compost. Going to buy a metal tea filter. Thanks, Penguin smiling smiley

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Posted by betternowthanthen October 09, 02:15PM

Loose tea is always nicer to drink! And easy to make single ones too with the correct size filter.

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Posted by tallulah71 October 09, 05:42PM

Just need to find a decent one now. The ones on Amazon get awful reviews

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Posted by Sue October 09, 06:46PM

tallulah71 Wrote:
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> Just need to find a decent one now. The ones on
> Amazon get awful reviews


Let us know when you find one smiling smiley

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Posted by edcam October 10, 05:29PM

tallulah71 Wrote:
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> Just need to find a decent one now. The ones on
> Amazon get awful reviews

See my post above.

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Posted by Angelina October 10, 07:36PM

Clipper brand tea bags are completely plastic free

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Posted by Seabag October 10, 08:51PM

I mostly drink redbush tea, with lemon.

The (paper bag) last ages, you can get 4-5 goes out of it. Even if the teaís gone cold you can tip it out and top it up.

Very good it is too.


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