Recycle your Christmas cards with the Woodland Trust and partners TK Maxx and M&S
Hollywood actor Sean Bean is urging the public to recycle their Christmas cards with the Woodland Trust in the last ever year of its annual recycling scheme.
The star of the legendary Sharpe series is asking residents right throughout the UK to ‘do battle against waste’ by leaving their cards in special recycling bins which will be in place at TK Maxx and M&S stores this January.
Movie legend Sean Bean said: “I would like to urge everyone to be at the sharp end and help the Woodland Trust do battle against Christmas waste this year by recycling Christmas cards with participating retailers in January.
“Your support will help fund the planting of thousands of native trees across the UK; something I have personally been involved in and supported as a member of the Trust. This is the final year of the scheme so please do your bit to help it go out with a bang!”
All of the trees planted through the scheme contribute to the Trust’s ‘More Trees, More Good’ campaign, which aims to see 20 million trees planted in the UK each year to help double native woodland cover.
After recycling your cards, log onto www.MoreTreesMoreGood.org.uk/cards and choose where you would like trees funded by the scheme to be planted.
Last year donations from participating retailers enabled 12,000 native trees to be planted in the UK. This year the charity aims to plant the 200,000th tree of the scheme, which is now in its 14th and final year.
Patrick Cregg, director of the Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland, said: “We’d like to thank the Northern Ireland public – individuals, schools and organisations - who have supported the scheme in past years. We really hope that local people will get recycling with us one last time. He continued: “It’s a fantastic way to reduce the massive amounts of Christmas waste which all too often ends up in landfill, while also supporting the creation of new native woodland.”
For more information and to register your vote log onto www.MoreTreesMoreGood.org.uk/cards
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The Woodland Trust:
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. It has over 500,000 members and supporters.
The Trust has three key aims: i) to enable the creation of more native woods and places rich in trees ii) to protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future iii) to inspire everyone to enjoy and value woods and trees
Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust now has over 1,000 sites in its care covering approximately 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres). Access to its sites is free.
Here in Northern Ireland the Woodland Trust cares for 49 woods. These woods contain a mix of recently planted woodland, mature woodland and ancient woodland (that’s land continuously wooded since at least 1600).