Penguin Random House to eliminate plastic book packaging in Colombia
Penguin Random House Colombia joins the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, Portugal, England, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, and recently Chile, in supporting the environment with #librossinplastico.
Penguin Random House Colombia uses heat sealing to cover the books that reach bookstores. A process that generates high levels of pollution, so the company will do away with plastic when it comes to packaging by joining the #librossinplastico campaign. The alternative will be the use of bags made from sugarcane bagasse paper.
According to Greenpeace, 1.8 tons of plastic take 75 years to decompose, and the annual consumption by thermosealing is 1.5 tons.
Similarly, the completion of the heat-sealing process is aligned with the reduction in the use of plastic bags, in which the publisher began the process of using bags made from sugarcane bagasse paper, a waste product 100% recycled from sugar production. With this incorporation, the organization reduces CO2 emissions by 7% compared to the white paper, no trees are cut down, and no chemical bleach is used. 100% biodegradable.
With this initiative, Penguin Random House Colombia joins the headquarters of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, Portugal, England, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, and recently Chile, which supports the environment in the world with #librossinplastico.