Call to recycle Christmas cards in Plymouth
DON’T bin your Christmas cards – recycle them.
The plea by Sainsbury’s supermarket hopes to see customers help the planet rather than fill landfill in the post-Christmas clean up.
The supermarket has promised to make donations to the Forest Stewardship council (FSC) from Christmas card recycling in 500 stores, including its Marsh Mills store.
In addition, the firm hopes customers will bring their used batteries along to get them recycled, joining the 21 million the firm recycled over the past year.
The Marsh Mills store, situated in Plymouth Road, now has a Christmas card recycling bin in place and residents can bring in their cards from now until January 15.
The bin is situated at the entrance to the store and Sainsbury’s is making a donation to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) based on the volume of cards collected.
Sainsbury’s store manager David Evans said: “We know that our customers care about the environment and reducing their impact on landfill so we’re providing really simple and hassle-free ways for them to live more sustainably and recycle their Christmas-waste once the holidays are over”.