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To: CEO Barry's Tea

Barry's tea: Make teabags 100% compostable

Barrys Tea has now committed to taking plastic out of their teabags

Make teabags 100% compostable

Why is this important?

Barry's teabags are not compostable, they contain 20% polypropylene. This really disappoints me as a long-term loyal Barry's tea drinker. Other teabag manufacturers are able to construct fully compostable teabags, so why can't Barry's?

Too often the onus is on the consumer to protect the environment. I believe that corporations also need to step up and do their part. We don't need anymore unnecessary plastics in the world.

This petition asks Barry's to change their teabags to make them compostable. A small change that can make a big difference!

PG Tips have recently made changes to the way they make teabags. Why not Barry's

Reasons for signing

  • I always loved Barry’s but will not purchase again until they are completely compostible
  • As I become more and more aware of the amount of plastic being used and the awful damage it’s doing I want to stop using plastic.
  • we don't need plastic in our tea bags


2018-07-24 15:40:35 +0100

Petition is successful with 9,719 signatures

2018-03-03 11:04:21 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2018-01-23 12:07:06 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-01-20 14:04:42 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-01-19 15:37:00 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-01-19 15:05:04 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-01-19 14:47:18 +0000

10 signatures reached