BBC COUN­TRY­FILE MAG­A­ZINE AND PLAS­TIC

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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.

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