Technological watch

Plastic wrap: journals, practise what you preach

Many of us look forward to our print copy of Nature dropping through the letter box every week. However, I notice that the journal is still using a plastic-based wrapping material. Although it might be possible to recycle this in certain parts of the United Kingdom, doing so is currently not an option where I live. I find it strange for a journal whose editorial pieces routinely highlight the all-too-familiar problems associated with plastic to be using such a material in this day and age. When will we see Nature do what so many other periodicals have, and make the switch to fully biodegradable packaging fabricated from potato starch, for example

Publication date: 24/09/2019

Reference: 10.1038/d41586-019-02856-2

Nature International weekly journal of science (News)


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