The Guardian newspaper switches from plastic to biodegradable wrapping – UKPosted on January 16, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
UK national newspaper The Guardian has scrapped its polythene packaging in favour of a compostable wrapping made from potato starch, in a bid to reduce its plastic waste.
New packaging should be composted not recycled
As the packaging instructs, consumers should not recycle the wrapping, but should rather dispose of it in either a home compost heap or a food or garden waste bin.
Devoid of any genetically modified substances, the packaging is said to completely compost within six months.
Many other papers ought to be following this.