Plastic Bags – Why?
We at The Maylands Mayl feel the same as most other people when it comes to plastic, and we use it where we feel we need to and are always looking for a better way to achieve the goal of distributing the magazine to our readers in perfect condition. We have already changed from Non-Recyleable to Recycleable bags.
The bag we now use to deliver your magazine is made from the same material that is inside of a packet of crisps. We take the extra step and expense of having the Magazine placed in bags during the printing process so you don’t receive it grubby, dogeared, torn and soggy. The bag is fully recyclable, although at present the council advise putting the bag in your rubbish bin the same as you would with an empty packet of crisps.
We are continuing to try and find a better source of plastic such as compostable or bio-degradable and of course we need to be able to get these at a reasonable price, which is one of the biggest problems. Assuming you agree there is such a thing as a fully compostable or bio-degradable plastic bag that actually does what it says it can do.
Another thing we have done is change from plastic bags to large envelopes for sending out the Magazines to our growing list of Subscribers. While this is a positive move away from the plastic bag, it is more than double the expense.
In order to get our current bags at a reasonable price, we have had to buy them in bulk and that means a significant layout of funds. Although we are looking to improve the plastic situation, until our current stocks of bags are depleted we cannot introduce a better system. The bags have already been purchased and if we stop using them straight away, they will still have to go in the bin at some stage.
ALTHOUGH WE HAVE NOT YET AGREED ON A BETTER SOLUTION, WE HAVE AGREED NOT TO REPLENISH OUR STOCKS WITH THE CURRENT PLASTIC BAGS. THEREFORE, ONCE THEY HAVE GONE, NO MORE BAGS.
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