The M&S 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 recycling bins. In previous years, X Factor’s Dermot O’Leary and comedienne Jo Brand have endorsed the scheme.
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.
To help please ask pupils to recycle their cards after Christmas and drop them into one of the boxes placed in the infant and senior corridor. For every 1000 cards recycled Marks and Spencers will plant a tree in the UK.