Are you keen to dispose of your Christmas cards in a ‘green’ way?
Customers can recycle their Christmas cards at over 1,000 Sainsbury’s supermarkets and convenience stores throughout the country until 13 January at their in-store Christmas card collection points. The recycling service supports the Forest Stewardship Council® UK (FSC® UK) to help protect the world’s forests.
Online customers can also have their cards collected from their homes when they receive their online shop, making it easier to recycle and help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Sainsbury’s will recycle all collected Christmas cards and make a donation to FSC® UK in the New Year based on the volume collected in all its stores. Last year, customers donated 87 tonnes, the weight equivalent of over 500 reindeers, resulting in a donation of over £12,000 to FSC® UK, to support its work to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
Sainsbury’s Ferndown Store Manager Richard Lockett said: “We’ve always had a brilliant response from customers in previous years and with their help, we’re hoping to make an even bigger contribution this time. The recycling initiative is a great way to support the invaluable work of the FSC® and help customers to tackle Christmas waste and put it to positive use.”
Additionally, for the second year running, all ‘paper’ wrapping paper can be placed in the Christmas card recycling collection boxes to support this activity. The initiative has also been extended to include Christmas lights as well as ribbons and plastic wrapping paper; customers can take these in to any Sainsbury’s supermarket for recycling.