A woman who set up a petition calling on Barry's Tea to eliminate plastic from their teabags says she did so for her love of tea.
It has emerged that the Cork company uses a small amount of plastic to seal the bags, meaning they are not fully compostable.
In a statement, Barry's Tea says it is exploring ways to remove the plastic.
Lisa Quinn whose petition has almost ten thousand signatures says it is an easy thing to do.
"I'm not a major eco-warrior, I just try to do my best just like everybody else," said Ms Quinn.
"I put what I can into the recycling, I put what I can into the brown bin.
"But I do love tea and I go through an enormous amount of tea bags and I feel like in Ireland, everybody does that.
"It is probably one just really easy way to help the environment that we could all get on board with."