Reducing Direct Mail Plastic Waste

It is no secret that excessive amounts of plastic waste are entering our ecosystems, contaminating oceans and other natural environments. Plastic wrapping is massively damaging if it is not disposed of correctly.

Organisations in every industry should be actively working to minimise the impact their business has on the environment, and here at Central Mailing Services, we are no exception.

As a direct mail service provider, we regularly deal in large quantities of polythene for our mailings. However, it is important to understand that when dealt with properly there are significant benefits to the use of plastics.

Understanding when it is suitable to use these materials, and the best way to dispose of them is critical. 

Understanding Polythene

The use of plastics has many benefits if  they are used and disposed of correctly.

Polythene is 100% recyclable
Polythene is 100% recyclable, in addition to this, when compared with recycling paper products polythene requires considerably less power to recycle.

Polythene is light and strong
Polythene is a lighter, stronger option for packaging when compared with paper alternatives. Using polythene wraps helps maintain the quality of deliveries as well as help to reduce the overall distribution costs of mailings.

Producing polythene
Unlike many paper alternatives, polythene doesn’t require bleaches or other chemicals to produce, so it does not cause ‘unseen waste’ and pollution for waters.

CMS Polythene Policy

At Central Mailing Services we are dedicated to minimising the environmental impact of our business. We are registered recipients of the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management and have rigorous internal processes to ensure we are as environmentally friendly as possible.

Working together with Veolia, the UK leader in environmental solutions, we recycle all of our polythene waste. In addition to this, each month we receive a certification confirming any excess plastics have been disposed of correctly. All waste is handled in an environmentally friendly manner and adheres to data security legislation such as ISO 27001.

Eco-friendly Mail Discounts

At CMS we are able to provide discounts for postage on eco-friendly mail.

By including a number of green characteristics in mailings CMS customers can gain access to various discounts on the cost of postage.
These characteristics involve meeting four main criteria:

  • Sourcing and recyclability
  • Data
  • Opting out
  • Mail item specification

Get in touch with our account management team today to learn more about eco-friendly mailings and how you can gain access to postage discounts for your direct mail.
Tel: 0800 699 0501


Working Together to Reduce Waste

It is more important than ever for businesses and consumers to work together towards a more sustainable future.

Businesses need to make consumers aware of the wide variety of eco-friendly options available to them and provide an excellent return on investment.

There is more choice than ever before for environmentally friendly direct mail, so get in touch and plan your perfect campaign today.

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