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Hearst to ditch plastic wrap

Hearst UK has pledged to replace plastic magazine bags with sustainably-sourced paper wraps on subscriber copies by January 2020.

Hearst to ditch plastic wrap
James Wildman: “We take our environmental and social responsibilities very seriously.”

This is, says the company, part of Hearst UK’s commitment to champion its ISO 14001 certification – the international gold standard in environmental business management – that the company was awarded this year.

Following a move to a new and more efficient head office in Leicester Square last year which uses 100% renewable electricity, contributes zero waste to landfill and employs a three-stream waste separation system, Hearst UK is reviewing all its environmental business practices, including staff education and travel.

James Wildman, CEO of Hearst UK, says: “Here at Hearst UK, we take our environmental and social responsibilities very seriously. We are committed to making positive changes that help create a more sustainable future for our employees, commercial partners and customers alike. I am proud of our pledge to replace plastic magazine bags with sustainably-sourced paper wraps on Hearst UK’s subscriber copies by January 2020. This is an important step as we continue to prioritise our position as one of the most sustainable media companies in the UK.”