Are you drinking plastic in your cuppa?

It’s a pantry staple many of us enjoy every day but you would be surprised to learn just one cup of tea contains an alarming amount of plastic.

“The reason why plastic is so widely used is because of its chemical stability, ironically the very reason that makes plastic so usable is also the reason why it is a threat to the environment,” Food Scientist Dr Vincent Candrawinata explained to Yahoo News Australia.

Dr Vincent warned the water we use to brew our tea also likely contains hundreds of tiny plastic particles.