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New Sustainability Action Group member

Environmental, social and economic sustainability are three pillars of ethical concern to Hurst Media. So the UK’s trusted media partner has taken its place alongside major publishers – including Dennis Publishing, Haymarket Media Group, Future PLC, Immediate Media, Archant and Conde Nast International – on the Professional Publishers Association’s Sustainability Action Group.

The PPA Sustainable Action Group actively facilitates the interactions of industry actors, to help achieve targets outlined in its Responsibility Deal – a voluntary agreement with the Government. The Responsibility Deal commits the publishing industry to undertake a raft of initiatives over a five-year period, with the aim of mitigating the environmental impact of UK magazine media. Such initiatives include commitments to environmental codes of practices and standards, targets for recycling and responsible reporting.

A key issue of the August meeting of the Sustainability Action Group was the Government consultation on a new plastic tax planned for April 2022. Companies will have to pay £200 for every tonne of plastics packaging they use which does not include at least 30 per cent recycled plastic. This is likely to impact supplement publishers as their supplements are wrapped up with other publications in plastics.

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