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Woman launches Christmas card recycling campaign in Hertfordshire

A Stevenage woman is in charge of a campaign that aims to get everyone in Hertfordshire to recycle their Christmas cards. According to figures, if just one Christmas card per person were recycled then this would lead to the planting of 1,100 trees across the county.

Lisette Stribling aged 35 is the Woodland Trust campaign and she is working hard to make sure that once the festive period comes to a close all Christmas cards are recycled at M&S stores last Christmas she visited a woodland that was close to where she lived that came from recycling Christmas cards in 2012.

According to Stribling, it was very impressive to see what good could be done. She went on to say that even though many of the trees are still small there, it is great to see how many great things are yet to come and feel the optimism that the land they know will continue to grow.

Beginning on January 2nd and running until January 31st, Marks & Spencer will put out card collection bins. The company has pledged to plant one tree for every thousand cards that it receives in the recycling bins.

Woodland Trust member Jo Mathieson stated that this is a win-win situation because when cards are recycled trash gets turned into trees that are very much needed. England has a 10% tree cover average but this is very short when compared to the EU tree cover average of 37%.

Director of Plan A for M&S, Mike Barry, stated that this campaign is a great way to help people contribute to the planning on new woodland. Barry added that the task is very simple since everyone can stop by and drop off a few cards showing just how easy it can be to help preserve British habitats.


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