At The Actuary we are committed to ensuring that our environmental impact remains as low as possible. Please see below for the measures we are taking to achieve this.
Paper and printing
The Actuary’s printer, Walstead UK, operates an environmental management system which has been assessed as conforming to ISO 14001:2004 standards.
The paper used for the production of The Actuary is sourced from a mill operating a certified environmental management system and holding third party audited chain of custody certification, with pulp originating from responsibly managed forests and controlled sources.
More information on what Walstead UK is doing to limit its impact on the environment and reduce the cartoon footprint related to its manufacturing can be found here.
The polywrap used to distribute The Actuary is LDPE 4 recyclable. Many of the UK’s larger supermarkets now offer recycling facilities for LDPE plastics that carry the label with the message ‘recycle with carrier bags at larger stores – not at kerbside’. Some local councils are also beginning to collect carrier bags and other LDPE 4 packaging as part of household recycling schemes. You can find out more details of how to recycle plastic products here: https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/plastic-film
These supermarkets offer LDPE 4 plastic collection points at larger stores:
- The Co-operative
We are acutely aware that readers want the least environmentally damaging form of magazine distribution possible. We therefore research the market routinely to ensure that no newly introduced option is overlooked.