The Guardian has started wrapping its weekend newspaper supplements in a compostable material made from potato starch, instead of polythene.

In 2018, the newspaper used approximately 25 tons of plastic for wrapping, which is about half a ton a week.  The new compostable wrapping film is made from waste potatoes left out of the food chain in Eastern and Northern Europe, processed to release the starch and manufactured into granules.

This material has also been used by the RSPB, the National Trust and others.

further reading…

The Guardian has started wrapping its weekend newspaper supplements in a compostable material made from potato starch, instead of polythene.

In 2018, the newspaper used approximately 25 tons of plastic for wrapping, which is about half a ton a week.  The new compostable wrapping film is made from waste potatoes left out of the food chain in Eastern and Northern Europe, processed to release the starch and manufactured into granules.

This material has also been used by the RSPB, the National Trust and others.

further reading…