We all love to receive cards but most are recycled or thrown away after the special occasion. See what can you do to reduce, reuse and recycle more.
- Make a list. Work out how many cards you need so you don’t end up with lots of extra ones you won’t use.
- Send an e-card. Avoid the envelope and the stamp by sending e-cards to your friends and family. You can get e-cards from card retailers and from many charity websites.
- Use up your old cards. We all have boxes of cards from a few years ago that we didn’t use. Before you buy new cards use the old ones first.
- Buy cards made from recycled paper so fewer trees are cut down to make them.
- Cut up your cards to create gift tags or Christmas decorations.
- Use cut out pictures from cards to brighten up the blank spaces in your photo album.
- Put your cards in with your other paper and card for recycling.
- The Woodland Trust Christmas Card collection uses the money raised from recycling your cards to fund the planting of young trees.
West London Waste Authority & Abbey Road HRRC wins Team of the Year (small) at the LGC Awards 2021.
The winners of the 25th anniversary LGC Awards have been announced! Abbey Road Reuse & Recycling Centre staff from West London Waste Authority was announced as the deserving winner of the Team of the Year (small) at the LGC Awards 2021. More than 1,100 local authority professionals last night gathered at Grosvenor House, London to…