Thank you to all our concerned subscribers who have been in touch about the use of plastic wrap to package Whizz Pop Bang magazines.
Whilst plastic wrap has lots of advantages – it keeps the magazines dry, is lightweight and affordable and protects the magazines from the rigours of the postal system, we’re very aware that it’s not an eco-friendly solution. Although plastic wrap can be recycled along with plastic bags, that’s becoming harder to do since a lot of supermarkets have now sadly removed their plastic bag recycling facilities.
The team at Whizz Pop Bang are actively seeking a more environmentally friendly alternative, but sadly this is not as straightforward as it ought to be. We have to consider the logistics – the added weight and bulk of envelopes and therefore the extra fuel used to transport them. We also have to consider the chemicals used in production of any material, as well as the extra cost implications (we don’t charge for postage and packing, which helps to make the price of a subscription affordable).
This issue is a real concern and we’ll let our subscribers know as soon as we’ve found an eco-friendly solution. In the meantime, please recycle your plastic wrap or repurpose it as best you can. To find your nearest plastic wrap recycling point, use this online tool: https://www.recyclenow.com/local-recycling