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ISLANDERS URGED TO RECYCLE CHRISTMAS CARDS

sainsburysrecyclingA local supermarket is encouraging residents to recycle their old Christmas cards and wrapping paper to make a positive impact on the environment.

Customers of Sainsbury’s in both Newport and West Cowes have until Tuesday January 13th to drop off any of their old Christmas cards and wrapping paper to the collection box situated at the front of each store.

The collected cards will be recycled by Sainsbury’s, who will make a donation to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in the New Year based on the volume of cards collected in its stores.

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Last year Sainsbury’s donated over £9,000 to help the FSC with its work to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

Sainsbury’s Newport & West Cowes Store Manager Paul Dyer said:

“We had a really good response from our customers last year and with their help, we’re hoping to make an even bigger contribution this time. It’s a great way to continue that goodwill feeling and ensure your cards are put to positive use, which is all part of our No Waste to Landfill commitment”.

Rosie Teasdale, Deputy Director, FSC UK added:

“Sainsbury’s Newport & West Cowes Isle of Wight donation provides essential support 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, it reduces the pressure on forests, and it’s helping to give future generations the gift of healthy forests.”

Additionally, all ‘paper’ wrapping paper can also be placed in the Christmas card recycling collection boxes to support this activity. Sainsbury’s sells over five million rolls of wrapping paper each year – that’s enough to stretch from London to Auckland.

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