The potato solution: how the Guardian switched to biodegradable packaging

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In January, the Guardian became the first national newspaper to use recyclable packaging. Here, the team behind the change explain how it came about – and how readers have responded

As part of a pioneering move to reduce plastic waste, the Guardian’s print edition will no longer be sold in plastic packaging. Behind the scenes, the team behind this big change were Richard Furness, managing director of reader revenue and publishing, Mylene Sylvestre, director of publishing, Roger Clapham, head of supply chain, and Dave Kirwan, the production director for publishing. Here they explain how they did it.

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