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Appletons substantially reduces plastic usage

17 August

Plastic is a cheap and versatile product for packaging, but it’s also wreaking havoc in the environment. Plastic packaging adds to a single-use throwaway culture and approximately half the plastic we use is single use. Appletons is responding to this global issue.  As a result of the survey we recently conducted, Appletons is changing the packaging of skeins from plastic bags to cardboard boxes with an acetate window.

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One of the major advantages of using cardboard boxes is that they are environmentally sustainable and cardboard is versatile and eco-friendly.  Our new box is reusable and also recyclable.  It has a low carbon footprint due to being locally sourced.

We would appreciate your understanding during the transition period while we phase in our new packaging.