I think your decision is wise and totally understandable . Now, I need to subscribe!
I put the plastic cover in with my recyclables. I know some folks are willing to put up with damaged issues to avoid extra packaging, and I respect that, but I’ll admit I really like to have my magazine arrive in good shape.
Thank you for this explanation. It helps she’d some light on the bigger pictures you, as a company, are dealing with. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to wrap my fingers around the pages of Breathe.
I have just come across this blog article having decided to have a wee look in anticipation of my latest Taproot arriving. I received last year’s 4 editions at Christmas, as a long anticipated present, but sadly they arrived here in the UK on a very very wet day……….they were soggy and pretty damaged around the edges. I wasn’t too bothered, taking it just as a bit of bad luck, but it does take a little away from the aesthetics of my beautiful magazines which I fully intend keeping.
This makes me wonder – should they have been plastic wrapped (in this instance I’m sure they weren’t although it appears they perhaps should have been)? I fully understand your dilemma and I would feel the same in your shoes. Good luck! Julie
In addition to the recycling option, plastic bags can be given to potters who wrap their clay in them to keep it from drying out before firing.
What’s up, I read your blog regularly. Your story-telling style is
witty, keep doing what you’re doing!
I, too, thank you for your explanation and I really appreciate receiving my eagerly-anticipated next issue intact! I believe that most of us have inconsistencies – we may strive to be kind to our planet in most areas of our lives, yet there are a few things that may cause others to scratch their heads in confusion (i.e., I am a committed environmentalist in most ways, yet I drive an SUV). Bottom line is, we try the best we can. It’s ok that the magazine is wrapped in plastic. I love it and have given it as a gift and I hope that the articles and images bring as much joy to others as I experience! Thanks for all your wonderful work!
Living in the Netherlands and receiving your announcements of new items of Taproot is living with doubts…Really interested in your beautiful magazine but not being able to pay both subscription and mailing costs and now reading about plastic covering questions I wonder: why not offering a digital subscription for those who want to have a choice in whether or not using paper or plastic? Just paying the costs of being a US citizen including mailing costs is ok for me then.