We recognise that we have an impact on the environment, as a result of our buildings and operations and the processes involved in producing our magazines and developing our websites. We are committed to continual improvement in our environmental impact, to minimising our adverse effects and to ensuring the company’s sustainability.
We are a signatory to the PPA/Defra ‘Responsibility Deal’, which outlines various sustainability commitments in waste prevention, sustainable production and recycling.
We also work with our wholesale partners to ensure that all our unsold magazines are recycled and have made significant progress reducing unsold magazines by looking at patterns of supply and demand.
See our Environmental Policy here.
See our Sustainable Paper Purchasing Policy here.
Plastic wrapping on our subscription copies:
The polyethylene plastic wrap on our subscription copies is recyclable. Readers can check with their local council whether they collect plastic wrap with their recycling, but if not, the wrap can be recycled with plastic bags at larger supermarkets. TI Media currently follows the advice of its industry body, the Professional Publishers Association, which has issued plastic wrapping guidelines that can be viewed here: www.ppa.co.uk. TI Media is also a member of the On-Pack Recycling Label Scheme and further details are available here: www.oprl.org.uk.
TI Media is actively engaged in a sector-wide re-examination of single-use plastics, including research into biodegradable plastics, through membership of the PPA’s Sustainability Action Group. It is looking at a variety of solutions that are environmentally sustainable, while at the same time being practical and affordable for consumers.
At least 97% of the fibre used to make our paper came from chain of custody certified sources.