Postage wrappers for magazine

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Postage wrappers for magazine

Postby Primrose » Wed May 22, 2019 1:40 pm

Today we received our National Trustmagazine . It came packaged in an outer wrapping which said

"I am 100% compostable and contain Potato starch. The National Trust has moved away from polythene wrapping to a more environmentally friendly potato starch film which is compostable. Here are several ways you can dispose of your wrapper:

1 add to a well maintined home/garden compost heap
2. Place it with your garden waste for industrial composting
3 use to line your food waste caddy"

If the National Trust can do this, can Kitchen Garden also do it please? I intend to write to the other publishers of magazines I receive by post and ask them to do likewise. Every little helps and public pressure from subscribers may help to reduce our plastic use a little further.
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Re: Postage wrappers for magazine

Postby LisaW » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:51 pm

Which? also send the magazine in a compostable potato-starch wrapper now.
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Re: Postage wrappers for magazine

Postby Westi » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:47 pm

Hmm! Food for thought literally KG!
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Re: Postage wrappers for magazine

Postby Stravaig » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:10 am

We subcribe to Private Eye and a few months ago they started sending the mag in a paper envelope instead of the previous plastic wrapping. We thought it was a good move.

However, several of the foodie magazines,and The Oldie, which I subscribe to are still using plastic. I shall to write to them and suggest they stop using plastic.
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Re: Postage wrappers for magazine

Postby Geoff » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:00 am

I must admit I didn't understand the National Trust changing to the over priced envelope rather than simple paper but then again cost control is a foreign country to them.
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