Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

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Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby BobSweet » 24 Jan 2018, 4:38pm

Yesterday I binned the plastic bag that cycle magazine comes inside. The circulation is 51,000, we each get six magazines a year, that is 306,000 plastic bags in the bin, nearly a third of a million every year. Time for a change to paper envelopes I think.

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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Jan 2018, 4:40pm

Or no envelopes, just an address sticker on the mag
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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby [XAP]Bob » 24 Jan 2018, 4:41pm

brynpoeth wrote:Or no envelopes, just an address sticker on the mag


Even better - then all the advertising rubbish can be discarded from the post office floor
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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Jan 2018, 4:47pm

When will be the last, the very last [P Larkin]... printed mag?

It could be mailed as a pdf, anyone who wanted could print it (or just the interesting bits)

How many members do not have e-mail? I bet there are some!
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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby kwackers » 24 Jan 2018, 4:51pm

All the subscriptions I have are electronic these days.
Can't be bothered with paper magazines, apart from all the space they need the annual clear out is just depressing for the amount of waste it generates.

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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby mjr » 24 Jan 2018, 4:56pm

Don't bin them. Put them in the larger supermarkets' plastic bag recycling bins.
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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby tatanab » 24 Jan 2018, 6:17pm

brynpoeth wrote:When will be the last, the very last [P Larkin]... printed mag?

It could be mailed as a pdf, anyone who wanted could print it (or just the interesting bits)

How many members do not have e-mail? I bet there are some!

A newspaper article tells us that people are beginning to reject e-readers and rediscovering the tactile experience of books. Like many, if reading a long article I much prefer a hard copy. It is all very well saying you can print bits you want to read, but that too goes against the ideals of a paperless future.

I dislike the modern thinking that assumes I have facilities such as printer, digital camera, and worst of all the plethora of cycling "aids" that assume I have a smartphone.

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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby thirdcrank » 24 Jan 2018, 6:24pm

tatanab wrote: ... A newspaper article tells us that people are beginning to reject e-readers and rediscovering the tactile experience of books. ...


And did that include newspapers? That's according to a newspaper.

For a long read, I too prefer a print version. I don't miss the CTC mag in any version.

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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Jan 2018, 7:27pm

The Independent newspaper stopped printing on paper nearly two years ago, will the dm follow soon?

I read a lot on my smartphone but have lots of books too, it is great to keep them

I do love books! There are enough books in the world to see us out and plenty more are being printed. Some bookshops close, but new ones open too, the Guardian reported that the number of "independent" bookshops has risen slightly after declining for some years
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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby Paulatic » 24 Jan 2018, 7:34pm

Magazines were always delivered rolled up and held together with a sticky address lable. Whatever happened to them?
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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby robgul » 24 Jan 2018, 9:51pm

The label on a loose magazine is the best solution - I'm surprised at the number of catalogues that are sent that way (Boden has been doing it for ages - my wife, you understand, is a customer :roll: )

The "rolled up with a label" method went out when the sorting and handling processes at the General Post Office (as it was then) became more automated .... they need "flat" items to scan/code/handle.

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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby mark a. » 24 Jan 2018, 9:59pm

It might be one of those things where sending the magazines in plastic is *more* environmentally friendly than dealing with returns / replacements / re-deliveries of less-protected magazines that get ripped, sodden etc. The latter requires more paper, more carbon from the delivery vans etc.

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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby Spinners » 25 Jan 2018, 7:22am

Is the plastic used recyclable?
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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby Tangled Metal » 25 Jan 2018, 8:39am

mjr wrote:Don't bin them. Put them in the larger supermarkets' plastic bag recycling bins.

So they can bin them?

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Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Postby mjr » 25 Jan 2018, 9:13am

Tangled Metal wrote:
mjr wrote:Don't bin them. Put them in the larger supermarkets' plastic bag recycling bins.

So they can bin them?

Oh please not that old myth again!
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