It has become a new, horrible norm. Our marine life is today being choked by a gathering minefield of plastic in our oceans, and the images make for stark viewing. A rainbow runner fish with a disturbing kaleidoscope of plastic bits in its liver. A mahi mahi fish with plastic bottle caps in its stomach. Or the mussels and clams, the filters of the sea, that harbour hidden microplastics, invisible to our naked eye.
Removing PVC Card Holders from our online store
Since 2013, we’ve sold over 790,000 member card holders to Slimming World Consultants, and it continues to be our most popular product. However we know that the number being used in regular circulation will be far lower, and worryingly, the waste plastic from this amount is something we cannot begin to imagine.
Therefore, we’ve taken the decision to cease sales of our popular Member Card Holders. This will take affect from the end of our current stock levels, which are forecast to run until the end of November. We have no plans to continue with the replenishing of these stocks once they have gone.
We appreciate that Member Card Holders are essential for consultants to help members’ keep their membership cards safe with their books, and we would recommend that future designs of member packs include the ability to hold these cards safely in such a way which reduces waste plastic. Additionally, the materials used can be from recycled backgrounds, to ensure that waste is kept to a minimum.
At Malgra, we’re aiming to be plastic free in all of our products and services going forward – working with our partners (such as our book publishing team) to ensure that the amount of plastic and non-recyclable items are eliminated where possible, and using organisations which follow the same ethos.
Thank you for your support with this.