We are pleased to let you know that when you receive the next issue of Linacre News, the thin film used to wrap it is biodegradable. The film uses natural biopolymers, consisting mainly of potato and maize starch which are fully sustainable. There is no polythene in this product so when it degrades there are NO microplastics left in the soil or watercourse. It conforms to EN13432 so its fully compostable in your household compost heap.