About a week has passed since the report came out about petroleum particles. Here is what we have done:
We have read and disseminated the complete report. Knowledge is power.
We have been discussing this report with a professor to understand the science. After all, we know tea not plastic.
We have been in discussions with the Canadian Tea Association, since the report came from Canada.
Our goal is to find a material that allows for our valued customers to continue to enjoy the convenience of sachets without worrying what petroleum based plastics do to themselves and the world.
We continue to believe that sugarcane based polylactic acid is the best chance of that. That is why we have been working with it for over a year. However we have had a problem getting a tag attached. Hopefully, this week we can get that solved.
We continue to trial it at the University of Houston, as well as providing these polylactic acid sachets in compostable 50 CT Sachet bags. They wanted a greener solution and this made more sense than material from genetically modified corn.
We have ordered more of that material.
We are investigating what happens to this material in hot water and the initial report is promising, but more work needs to be done to be conclusive.
We have cancelled any orders for petroleum based material. We are burning our boats and changing.
Please let us know of any questions that you may have.