Asda has announced a major change to its own brand tea bags with the introduction of plant-based packaging.
The new packaging is made from PLA derived from corn starch and will replace its previous non-renewable, oil-based plastic bags.
The switch means the 550 million tea bags the supermarket sells each year can now be disposed of in kerbside food waste bins.
The new tea bags will be rolled out over the next six months across its entire range.
Jon Wells, Packaging Technologist at Asda said: “We know our customers want to do all they can to reduce their impact on the environment and we want to make that as easy as possible for them.
“Tea is a staple in most customer’s households so for us to make a change which can make such a difference is a big moment for us.”