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    Ok not strictly content related but more on how that content is delivered....ie the magazine in the plastic wrapping.

    With all the talk of plastic polluting the oceans etc, are there any plans for replacing the plastic wrap with something else? Perhaps a good old envelope that can be recycled more easily?

    Would love to hear some feedback from Robert or the EOS Magazine team.

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    Default Re: Plastic!

    One of the problems I foresee is that not everyone has a letterbox. I would far sooner read my copy of of EOS Magazine than walk through a pile of paper mâché.

    However, my understanding is that Polythene and Polyethylene are easily recyclable, so shouldn't it be down to us to dispose of the outer sleeve responsibly?
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    For those that don't have a letterbox, how much of their other mail turns to paper mache?

    I get magazines from other sources that no longer arrive in plastic. And whilst some of us live in areas where plastic wrapping can be recycled, many don't.

    Also, I'd rather see a reduction in the production of all plastics than let the producers wash their hands if it and put all of the responsibility of the consumer.
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    Had my renewal and wish I could just do it online and keep the discount, I lost it I think last year.
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    Just had my National Trust magazine delivered and the polythene outer sleeve has been replaced by one made from potatoe starch which can be composted.

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    I really enjoy getting EOS Magazine inside the plastic wrap. That said, it would be just as enjoyable inside a recyclable paper envelope/wrap of some sort. I agree with the efforts to reduce the use of plastics wherever we can. I'd pay a little extra for the paper wrap.

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    We used paper envelopes many years ago, but the magazine had to be inserted by hand - very slow.

    The plastic wrap comes off a roll and is formed around the magazine and sealed in a continuous process - much faster and therefore less expensive.

    We are investigating a bio-degradable wrap, similar to that used by the National Trust, but it depends on whether our printer - who also handles the despatch - can source it and work with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanny48 View Post
    Just had my National Trust magazine delivered and the polythene outer sleeve has been replaced by one made from potatoe starch which can be composted.

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