Let’s get drastic about plastic
I am interested to know if any of the cartridge manufacturers in the UK plan to address the everincreasing concern over plastic usage.
Are manufacturers being pressured at all regarding their use of plastics? The amount of cartridges fired over just one weekend creates so much waste. Surely the shooting community can address this issue and come up with a more sustainable way to enjoy our sport?
Elliot Robert, York Ed –
You make an interesting point about plastic wads, Elliot. On the foreshore they are unavoidable because they protect the barrel from steel shot. Also, you don’t tend to use many cartridges on a wildfowling foray. However, game shooting is different. Thousands of cartridges go up in smoke. I tend only to use fibre, both for game and clay, but I think it would be good to have the debate and I will see if we can do an article on this subject.