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Hornchurch supermarket encouraging customers to recycle Christmas cards

18:00 04 January 2014

Sainsbury's staff with the collection box. [Picture: David Parry]

Sainsbury's staff with the collection box. [Picture: David Parry]

David Parry

A Hornchurch supermarket is urging customers to bring in their Christmas cards to be recycled.

Sainsbury’s, of High Street, has placed a collection box outside its front entrance, with wrapping paper also suitable to be left in it.

Residents have until January 14 to bring in their items.

Manager Andy Deacon said: “We had a really positive 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.”

The cards will be added to those handed in to other stores and their volume will be used to calculate a donation to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Last year, Sainsbury’s gave almost £9,000 to the organisation.

Rosie Teasdale, the FSC’s deputy director, said: “Sainsbury’s Hornchurch’s donation provides essential support for our education and awareness-raising work, helping us to support people in the UK to 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.”

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