Post-Christmas recycle drive urged by Moray MP

Christmas over – but what to do with the wrapping and cards?

WARNINGS OVER THE ENVIRONMENTAL impact unwanted Christmas cards and wrappings can produced are being given by Moray’s MP.

Angus Robertson is calling on constituents to recycle their Christmas cards either through the paper recycling options offered by Moray Council – or by using one of the card recycling schemes being offered by supermarkets throughout the country.

These, the MP said, offer an easy way to recycle and help protect the Moray environment, with some schemes contributing to tree-planting initiatives for recycled cards.

Mr Robertson said: “Every year, people send their nearest and dearest Christmas cards spreading festive cheer and offering best wishes for the year ahead.

“Whilst this brightens up our homes and brings a smile to our faces, the environmental impact can be large – which is why it is important to recycle our Christmas cards and help protect the environment as we start 2017.

“Supermarkets and shops offer a place where this can be done – with some partnering with the Woodland Trust to plant trees for every 1000 cards recycled.

“There is plenty of opportunity to look after our planet this New Year – and recycling the cards we receive is a simple way to do that.”