This article is about recycling Christmas cards in January 2017 - Here is the information for recycling Christmas cards in January 2019
It's 19 years since The Woodland Trust started a scheme to collect christmas cards for recycling and since then a whopping half a billion cards have been collected and 245,000 trees planted thanks to the British public!
Since 2012, Marks & Spencer have partnered with the Woodland Trust to collect Christmas cards for recycling in their stores, with the cards collected helping to raise money for the charity.
This year five celebrities, X Factor’s Dermot O’ Leary, outdoor enthusiast TV’s Julia Bradbury, comedians Jo Brand and Hugh Dennis; and for the first time singer Cerys Matthews are sprinkling a spot of glitter on this year’s campaign.
For every 1,000 cards which you drop into M&S stores for recycling throughout January 2017, a new tree will be funded by M&S and planted by The Woodland Trust in the UK.
Christmas card recycling bins will be in place in most of M&S’s stores which sell clothing and food but unfortunately it cannot collect at all of its Simply Food stores due to their recycling systems.
So, collect up all your Christmas cards, and why not get your friends on board too? Collect them all and take them down to your nearest M&S store.
Christmas card recycling bins will be in participating M&S stores from 2 January 2017 until the end of the month.