BBC COUNTRYFILE MAGAZINE AND PLASTIC
Many readers have expressed concern that the magazine is sent to subscribers in a plastic polybag. Our parent company Immediate Media has issued this statement:
We realise that the use of single-use plastic is an issue and, along with other members of the publishing industry, we are actively looking for alternatives. We currently keep the weight of our mailing polythene as low as possible and have deliberately chosen a recyclable material. Although not all local authorities provide kerbside collections for polythene, it can be recycled at larger supermarkets. We are actively exploring alternative options. Extensive work needs to be done to assess the validity of each option and to be certain that they will protect our magazines in the postal system.