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Marks and Spencer encourage residents to recycle Christmas cards

31 December 2013
by Victoria Chessum

M&S are urging residents de-decking their halls to hand over old Christmas cards in their annual recycling scheme.

The Woodland Trust are appealing for residents to protect the UK’s woodlands by dropping off their old Christmas cards at their local M&S stores.

Marks and Spencers on Biggin Street in Dover and on Deal High-street will be participating in this.

Marks and Spencer in Deal Highstreet

Marks and Spencer in Deal Highstreet

To reward the community’s efforts, for every 1,000 cards donated, M&S will plant one tree.

Last year’s success saw 10,000 trees planted, thanks to the UK’s dedication to the scheme.

The card bins are already in M&S stores and will remain there until January 31.

Jo Mathieson of the Woodland Trust explained: “It’s win, win.

By recycling cards via the Marks & Spencer Recycling Scheme, you are playing a key part in turning

unwanted waste into much needed trees, so it goes one better than simply recycling your cards in your green wheelie bins!

By dropping your cards off at M&S stores, you’re helping us to plant new woodlands or, to think of it another way,

grow new homes for hundreds of species, from dormice to woodpeckers, beetles to butterflies.”

Mike Barry, Director of Plan A at M&S said, “This is a fantastic campaign which provides a really easy way for everyone to get involved in planting new woodland and preserving our important natural habitats by doing something as simple as dropping your old Christmas cards off at a M&S store.”

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