Lowflying - new packaging

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Lowflying - new packaging

Dear all,

August's Lowflying is now with the printers and should be being sent out towards members around August 8th.  As has been suggested by a number of members in the past, we are now doing away with the polythene wrap packaging and are instead using a simple paper envelope.

For UK members, the contents of the envelope is identified by clear Club branding, so hopefully no chance of it being thrown out as junk mail!

Magazines for overseas members however, will be shipped in unbranded white envelopes.  The reason for this is that despite using the correct customs paperwork, there have been too many situations where magazines have been held at customs pending "handling charges" and the like.  Hopefully, this plain packaging will help. 

If anyone has any comments or experiences to share about this new packaging, do please let me know  Byebye 

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Is its plain packaging a reflection of the amount of car pornography enclosed?

And does this mean we'll nw be able to find it on the top shelf of our local newsagents?

Alan

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Great job Michael - anything that reduces plastic etc (however small) has got to be a good thing. Clap

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I hope this makes a big and worthwhile difference for our members overseas. 

Stephen

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It is worthwhile for me Stephen, as it will be able to go into our recycling bin instead of the rubbish that the polythene had to go into. Helps us get closer to our goal of one rubbish bag per month (we are now at 2/3 of a bag every 2 weeks).

James

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Sounds like a good idea. I'm more than happy with that. 

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Both the mini cooper register and the National Trust use some sort of clear biodegradable material.

I don't know if there are any cost implications involved though?

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Hi Neil

We did look into this but there were quite significant cost and logistical implications that were just not practical for us. 

Taking the "simple" option seems quite appropriate though Byebye 

 

Michael Calvert

Lowflying Editor (lowflying@caterhamlotus7.club)

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#8, Neil,

The suspicion is that magazine contents in clear wrappings sometimes get stopped outside the UK by customs, thus leading to long delays in delivery and often a delivery charge placed on the recipient, which is the last thing we want for non-UK members.

Alan

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My Canadian delivery of CAR Magazine is in a plain white wrapping (not an envelope, but a sleeve with the ends sealed together) with just the address and postage info, doesn't seem to cause any issues.

James

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