Photo: Volunteers litter picking on a Lizard beach | by NTI/John Millar | Source: The National Trust
The National Trust has switched the wrapping on its members’ magazine to potato starch (bioplastic wrap) as part of a wide-ranging phase-out of single-use plastics.
The wrap is fully biodegradable and can be easily disposed of at home in garden compost bins or green council recycle bins.
The magazine, sent out by Advanced Direct Mail, was wrapped for the first time in compostable BIOPLAST® 300 for the Trust’s summer 2018 issue.
The Trust, which cares for over 500 historic places, 775 miles of coastline and 250,000 hectares of countryside, is committed to:
- Ensuring all its shops are free of single-use plastic by 2022.
- Removing all single-use plastic bottles in its cafés by 2022 and swapping them for glass bottles in all sit-down cafés by the end of 2018.
- Investigating the alternatives for single-use plastics in its plant nurseries and plant sales areas.
You can read more about the National Trust’s plans to phase out single-use plastic here
And, an article on their new biodegradable magazine wrapper.