WITH FIERCE competition between tea brands, tea bag design has become more innovative. In a drive to improve sustainability, the latest bags are made from the bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA).
The advantages of the new bags are that they are made from a renewable material and are compostable, says Eamonn Tighe, business development manager at US-based bioplastics producer NatureWorks.
Tags: Ingeo PLA, pyramid-shaped tea bag, high-quality tea, ultrasonic sealing, PE, PP
Source: ICIS, 2010-04-19.