Munich. After careful consideration, Hanser-Verlag has now decided to dispense with shrink-wrapping for books in the future. Only 10% to 20% of the books will be delivered to bookstores wrapped in plastic. These books will then be particularly expensive copies. The changes are to take place as early as fall 2019. However, the spokeswoman from Hanser Verlag mentioned that dispensing with the film not only brings advantages, but is also a risk. This is because the books are less protected than with the plastic packaging and can thus break or become soiled more quickly.
The Ullstein publishing house had already tested dispensing with the foils and had good experiences with it. Both customers and the publisher were enthusiastic. Environmental protection is now also playing an increasingly important role for customers in the book trade.
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