A LOCAL supermarket is doing its bit to help the environment by encouraging shoppers to get involved with a recycling scheme.
Sainsbury’s at Middle Warren is asking customers to take their Christmas cards and wrapping paper to the store to make sure it is properly disposed of.
Customers have until next Tuesday, January 13, to bring in any of their old Christmas cards and wrapping paper to the collection box situated at the front of the store.
The recycling drive is part of the retailer’s partnership with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) UK.
The collected cards will be recycled by Sainsbury’s and it will make a donation to FSC UK in the New Year based on the volume of cards collected in its stores.
Last year it donated over £9,000 to help the FSC with its work to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
Sainsbury’s Middle Warren Manager Steve Emmerson 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 Middle Warren 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, and it’s helping to give future generations the gift of healthy forests.”