Tea Bags

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Re: Tea Bags

Post: # 158228Post Millymollymandy »

That'll explain it then - I stopped my husband from putting tea bags into the compost several years ago as I was fed up with picking empty tea bags out of my garden as they just didn't rot down :roll: (I don't drink tea). I have a feeling that was possibly PG Tips - nowadays the tea bags are made by T**** :lol: - I wonder if they'd rot or not?
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what? the T word making eco-friendly stuff? you must be 'avin a laugh!
When I get back to england might do some experiments with Yorkshire Tea, unless someone else has tried them?
I wonder whether they let you have a compost heap in uni accomodation... (yes I know its called The Room)
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Re: Tea Bags

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wolfsong wrote: I wonder whether they let you have a compost heap in uni accomodation... (yes I know its called The Room)
Back when I was first at uni (eh, 1985 :oops: ), we had green bins outside halls. But that was Germany... And our uni was actually involved in the prototype commercial composting plant.
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Post: # 158250Post Annpan »

I usually get sainsburys red box tea bags (all their own-brand tea is fair-trade) and they rot down fine.

I have never had a tea bag that didn't rot down.

I always buy fair-trade (really widely available these days) and I do try to get organic but I can't always justify the cost. I have never bought any of the regular brands (PG tips, Typoo, Tetley, Yorkshire, etc, etc)
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Post: # 159726Post Marc »

My bags often don't seem to rot down, so I put them in a tray on the window sill to dry, then split them open and add to compost or just sprinkle on the garden.
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Post: # 159741Post Silver Ether »

eccles wrote:Heres what i do with my used teabags i sprinkle eucalyptus oil on em and lay a few round the soil to keep cats off and the rest i thrown under my azaleas or camillias with the crushed eggshells
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I have stopped the teabag and egg shells they just dont compost :(
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