Christmas Card Recycling 2019 - 2020

Recycle Your Christmas Cards 2020

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Once Christmas is over, you may be wanting to find environmentally friendly ways of disposing of your Christmas items including recycling your Christmas tree, disposing of broken fairy lights carefully and recycling your Christmas cards. For many years the Woodland Trust collected Christmas cards for recycling with collection points at various retailers across the UK, most recently with collection boxes in branches of Marks and Spencer.

So what can you do with your Christmas cards when you take them down in 2020?

Where You Can Recycle Your Christmas Cards in January 2020

At the moment no organisations or supermarkets have announced any nationwide Christmas Card recycling schemes.

Please let us know if you have a scheme near you that collects cards in January 2020.

For the moment, our advice is that you should recycle Christmas cards in your household recycling collection.

However you should not include cards that have glitter or embellishments such as bows, jewels, ribbons etc. Either remove any embellishments from the cards before recycling or place those cards in your domestic waste.

How You Can Save More Trees This Christmas

The FSC are urging us to buy Christmas cards made from FSC certified material this year.

Many retailers sell cards with the FSC label, good places to look are Friends of the Earth, Ethical Superstore, Not On The High Street and many charities such as the RSPB.

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