We’re pleased to let you know that we’re changing our plastic membership cards to a sustainable paper-based card.

Our new paper-based membership cards will be sent out to new and renewing members from Monday 12 July.

Members who have already received a plastic membership card for the current membership year will not be sent a paper-based card in replacement but will receive one when they next renew.

Membership cards

Unlike our current membership cards, these paper-based alternatives can be recycled from home along with other card waste, or composted in your garden.

We’re confident that the quality of the new paper-based membership cards is more than sufficient to withstand a year’s worth of normal use.

As always, we’d welcome your feedback on this important initiative, which you can share by emailing us at listening@bacp.co.uk

Adam Pollard, Head of Marketing and Engagement, said: “This is a great step forward for BACP and our members. It’s a simple, but very important and positive change that I’m confident our members will fully support, and which I hope we can continue to build on with further environmentally-focused initiatives.”


Our membership cards are not the only positive environmental change we’re making. In May, we began printing all our divisional journals on World Land Trust accredited paper and boards.

By using World Land Trust accredited paper and board, we’re helping to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing our emissions. This helps the World Land Trust to protect and restore carbon-rich wildlife habitats in the tropics. Find out more about the World Land Trust.

From August 2021, our printer will be adopting a new compostable film wrap for all our divisional journals, making our divisional journals even more environmentally friendly.

Working with coaching and the natural world

Earlier this year we delivered the event ‘Working with coaching and the natural world’ which gave attendees the chance to learn from practitioners working with and learning from the natural world.

If you’d like to catch up on this event, which included presentations on ‘coaching and the climate crisis’, ‘how coaches can support young people through working with them in the company of trees’ and ‘bringing nature inside’, you can watch the full event in the Learning centre.