Go big on Xmas card recycling says Dermot

When the twelve days of Christmas are over and its time to take down the decorations, Brits are being urged to recycle their Christmas cards by TV host Dermot O’Leary. For the […]

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By Vicky Ellis

When the twelve days of Christmas are over and its time to take down the decorations, Brits are being urged to recycle their Christmas cards by TV host Dermot O’Leary.

For the sixth year running, people can drop the cards off at branches of supermarket M&S for recycling throughout January.

For every 1,000 cards, a new tree will be planted by the charity Woodland Trust.

Last year more than 8 million cards were gathered, meaning more than 8,000 trees were planted across the UK.

The charity said: “With such fantastic results last year we are aiming even higher this year – we hope to collect and recycle 10 million Christmas cards. This will mean we can plant 10,000 trees, creating homes for treasured wildlife such as dormice and red squirrels.”