The Sun removes plastic polybagging

The Sun's weekly TV Mag is set to become a plastic-free affair

For the first time, The Sun newspaper's TV magazine shipped without inner plastic polybagging over the weekend, and will be replaced with a biodegradable alternative going forward.

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24 October 2019 | 0

 The Sun‘s weekly TV Mag removed its inner plastic polybagging across the UK and Irish editions over the past weekend, in a move which will eliminate an estimated 350 tonnes of single-use plastic per year from circulation.

Meanwhile, The Sun on Sunday is also set to phase out single-use plastic by the end of this year, to be replaced in January by compostable film, where bagging is necessary.

The move follows The Times and The Sunday Times removing all single-use plastic outer polybagging earlier this year.

The Saturday and Sunday Times inner magazine polybagging will start to be replaced by paper-banding in early 2020, which when complete, will finalise News UK’s plastics pledge to remove all single-use plastic used to wrap its titles and inner magazines by mid 2020.

Retailers will be paid the existing insert rate.

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