Recycle your Christmas cards into trees

The Marks & Spencer Christmas Card Recycling Scheme is now in its fifth year, and the UK is 32,000 trees richer thanks to the public’s efforts in dropping cards in to store each January, rather than distributing in kerbside recycling bins. Each year the Woodland Trust and M&S set an ambitious target to collect and recycle more than six million cards and each year the scheme sees backing by a celebrity. In previous years, X Factor’s Dermot O’Leary and comedienne Jo Brand have endorsed the scheme and this year TV presenter Julia Bradbury has supported it. It is the longest running scheme of its type in the country.

Last year 6,255,833 cards were collected through the M&S Christmas Card Recycling Scheme, enabling The Woodland Trust to plant 6,256 trees throughout the UK. The popularity of the scheme means it will run again this year. Special card collection bins will be in M&S stores from 2 January to 31 January 2016.
To start recycling your christmas cards simply pop into your local M&S store and drop your cards into the collection boxes.

Find out more about the Woodland Trust’s partnership with M&S and the Christmas Card Recycling at