Synthetic Tea Bags Are Melting Microplastics Into Your Cup

How do plastics pollute the Earth? When we discard plastics, or incinerate them, they do not break *down* into natural elements like water, oxygen, or carbon dioxide. Instead, they break *up* into tiny pieces of plastic called “microplastics” which we are finding in our air, drinking water, and even rainwater.. meaning even the most remote places on Earth are contaminated.