Be green this Christmas and recycle your cards

The Forest Stewardship Council is asking people to continue giving after Christmas and recycle their Christmas cards to help protect the world’s forests.

You will probably see the FSC logo on the back of at least one of your Christmas cards this year. This logo is your guarantee that the wood or paper in a product is not the result of illegal logging or damaging forestry practices.

FSC UK is a registered charity dedicated to protecting the world’s forests and you can support this work by recycling your Christmas cards.

Recycling paper results in less waste going to landfill sites and reduces the pressure of demand on forests worldwide.

Furthermore, if you recycle your cards at your local Sainsbury’s store you’ll also be helping to support forests in another way.

FSC UK has been chosen, once again, as Sainsbury’s charity partner for their Christmas card recycling scheme and will benefit from a financial donation based on the weight of cards collected.

This scheme provides a simple way to make a positive contribution to the protection of the environment and help raise money for a worth-while charity. So please give the gift of healthy forests to our future generations this Christmas and recycle your cards.

You can either place your old Christmas cards in recycling boxes provided in Sainsbury’s stores across the UK, or for Sainsbury’s online customers, your cards can be recycled via a collection service by delivery drivers, making it even easier to support this initiative.

The card recycling service will be available between Boxing Day and January 15, 2013.