Learn about our magazine's sustainable printing and distribution methods:
At the FHT, we take our environmental impact seriously and understand that our members care about the eco-credentials of our membership magazine. That's why we use responsibly sourced FSC®-certified wood-free paper made from a mixture of virgin wood fibre, reclaimed or recycled materials and controlled sources (controlled wood). Our paper is bleached using an elementary chlorine-free (ECF) process to prevent pollution.
Controlled wood fibres must come from sources that are not:
- Illegally logged
- Harvested from areas where there is violation of traditional or civil rights
- Harvested from forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities
- Harvested from areas being converted from forests and other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses
- Harvested from forests in which genetically modified (GM) trees are planted
- The pulp is bleached using an elementary chlorine-free (ECF) process, preventing the release of pollutants.
We distribute the magazine in a recyclable polywrap, which can be recycled along with other low-density polyethylene (LDPE) items such as carrier bags, bread bags and toilet roll wrapping at recycling centres found in the UK's larger supermarkets, including those at Co-op, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco and Asda.
We periodically review our printing and distribution methods, and are exploring promising environmentally friendly alternatives for the future. While we've considered biodegradable options, experts advise that without proper composting, they won't break down effectively.