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Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:36 am
by Mike Shipman
Just a little shout out for the mag producers...
As well as being an entertaining and informative read, this edition had a “compostable wrapper” as opposed to the previous plastic. It’s maybe a small thing, but if all organisations / companies etc did a similar small thing, then that would result in a big thing and start to impact upon the , production at least, of more plastics that the world definitely doesn’t need.
Well done MMOC!

Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:58 pm
by geoberni
Me being a bit of a cynic, although I'd love to give credit to MMOC for taking the lead in using starch biopolymer packaging, there's a good chance that it was just a decision made by Lavenham Press, who publish and distribute it for the MMOC...
After all, they're not likely to run 2 separate bagging lines, one with plastic, one with biopolymer :wink: :D

http://www.lavenhampress.com/what-we-do/


On a more serious note, it's worth mentioning that there's a great piece on p33 about MOT testing on potentially Exempt Vehicles, with a specific mention of Minor Convertibles, which is very relevant to this recent topic: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=69383

It's not an issue that particularly affects me, since Basil is a '55 and has very few changes, but I know there are many MMOC members with all sorts of modifications to their vehicles. :D

Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:14 pm
by les
I don't care who made the decision, just pleased someone did. Thanks to someone out there!

Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:50 pm
by simmitc
It's a shame that some people don't seem want to credit the MMOC with doing something good :( Anyone who reads Minor Matters should remember that this subject was reported fully on page 5 of the September/October edition. The new packing does incur an additional cost, but the Committee agreed that it was the "right" thing to do; it has nothing to do with how many bagging lines Lavenham Press has available. Anyway, anyone who has worked in any sort of production environment will know that raw materials are frequently changed to produce different products. One printer will happily swap between different weights, sizes and textures of paper; and a bagging line can be loaded with different wrappers :roll: As per the OP, the Club should be congratulated.

Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:19 am
by geoberni
OK, I hang my head in shame, but willing to give credit where due, so well done to the Committee.....

I didn't remember the Rays Ramble from the previous magazine, perhaps I'd turned over two pages in my haste to read it... :oops:

Now that we've sorted out the bag for the magazine, can we get this forum working in a consistently satisfactory manner... :wink:

Edited to add: We get around 5-7 magazines in the post each month (varies as some like MM are not monthly), and around half are now in such non-plastic bags, so it's increasingly common.

Oh, and thanks to simmitc for enlightening me as to the production process. (sorry there's no 'Thumbs up' Smilie...)

Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:56 am
by philthehill
In 40 years time biopolymer packaging will more than likely to be considered harmful to the planet :wink:

Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:14 pm
by SteveClem
I remember being dead impressed when Somerfield supermarkets introduced compostable carrier bags some years ago.
Trouble was they biodegraded on the way home and everything fell out of the bottom. Lost a bottle of gin that way,she wasn't happy.

Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:16 pm
by irmscher
So that's what the £2 increase in membership is paying for :lol:

Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:56 am
by Admin
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Re: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:01 pm
by minor65
Some members in northern ireland including myself haven't a clue yet what it looks like. As we haven't received it yet. I have been a member for 18 years and recent members from Italy have received their's a week ago !!!!! Not very pleased i have to say.