Clipper's teabags are now plastic-free and made from unbleached, non-GM, biodegradable paper – which is worth raising a mug to, frankly.
The new teabags are made from natural, plant-based materials, specifically abaca – a species of banana – blended with plant cellulose fibres and a non-GM bio-polymer called PLA that holds it all together.
The paper is 'biodegradable and compostable to industrial standards' says Clipper; in theory you can put the teabags in your garden compost bin but it'd take a loooong time to break down in the UK's cool climate, so chuck them in your council food waste collection if you have one.
Making the announcement on Twitter, Clipper said it was 'the world's first plastic-free, non-GM, unbleached tea bag' – while the company also says it is 'the world's largest Fairtrade tea brand' and has lots of organic options.
All teas produced from October 20th will boast the plastic-free bags, but they might take a while to hit supermarket shelves.