Recycling Christmas cards with Wood Land Trust

December 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Christmas cards are a lovely way to send personalised wishes to friends and family. However, when it’s time to pack away the decorations I often wonder what people do with their cards.

recycling christmas cardsThere are plenty of ways to reuse decorative cards like turning them into jewellery boxes or gifts tags. However, if you’re not the crafty type don’t be tempted to just throw cards into the bin.

Instead recycle your Christmas cards with The Woodland Trust who offer a recycling programme throughout January in branches of T.K Maxx and Marks and Spencer and participating supermarkets. Simply take along any unwanted cards and deposit them in the units provided.

The Woodland Trust’s Christmas card recycling system started in 1998 and since 600 million cards have entered the recycling scheme helping the Woodland Trust plant over 200,000 trees, which is rather remarkable.

Alternatively, plan ahead and purchase cards which offer a recycling element. This year’s Bath-Knight season greetings cards were from World Land Trust and cleverly incorporated a corrugated edge, allowing the card design to be easily torn away and reused as a postcard.

Get more post-Christmas recycling tips from Recyclenow.

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