Customers at Sainsbury’s can recycle their Christmas cards, wrapping paer and lights in the store up until January 13.
Cards can be taken to the collection point at the front of the store. The supermarket’s recycling initiative supports the Forest Stewardship Council UK which helps to protect the world’s forests.
Customers who order their shopping from Sainsbury’s on-line can also recycle their cards by having them collected from home when their on-line shopping is delivered.
Sainsbury’s is also recycling ‘paper’ wrapping paper which can be put in the cards recycling box and the initiative has been extended to include Christmas lights, ribbon and plastic wrapping paper which can also be taken into the store.
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, resulting in a donation of more than £12,000 to FSC UK, to support its work to promote responsible management of forests.
Sainsbury’s Grantham Store Manager Debbie Wrightson 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”.
Rosie Teasdale, Executive Director, FSC UK added: “Sainsbury’s Grantham donation provides essential funds for our education and awareness-raising work, helping us to support people in the UK protect the world’s forests. Recycling paper results in less waste going to landfill, reduces the pressure on forests, and helps to give future generations the gift of forests for all forever.”