Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough recycled her Christmas Cards last week and is encouraging others to do the same.
Fiona said, “Recycling your Christmas cards is easy; but it’s worth dropping them in the special collections at Marks and Spencers or at Supermarkets, so that they directly support tree planting which we need to improve our atmosphere.”
Until 31 January residents can drop their cards into a box in Marks and Spencer. For every 1,000 cards received in Marks and Spencer stores for recycling throughout January, a new tree will be planted in the UK.
This is part of a programme organised by Woodland Trust. Last year more than 8 million cards were collected, enabling more than 8,000 trees to be planted throughout the UK.
Fiona added “I have put all my cards into these schemes. I hope local people will join me. If you cannot, at least put them in your red bins. It’s good for the environment and you can start off the year by taking one simple step to help our environment.”