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Wrapping The BMJ

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 07 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6343
  1. Juliet Dobson, digital content editor,
  2. Tom Moberly, UK editor
  1. The BMJ, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to: J Dobson tmoberly{at}

We have switched to greener alternatives

Readers of the print BMJ may notice something different about this week’s copy. It arrived in a more environmentally friendly wrapper. Like many of you, we are concerned about the environmental impact of the print journal, and the plastic wrapper has been an increasing focus of complaints from readers. Many readers are rightly passionate about protecting the environment and want to see that we are working to produce the journal in a sustainable way. We realise that if The BMJ is to advocate for more sustainable healthcare we must continuously work to get our own house in order.

With these concerns in mind, we have spent many months considering a range of options, and this week we are using two new wrappers: paper …

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