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.
Plastic Free July – How can you get involved?
Three years ago, I took part in a Plastic Free July Challenge in our office. Back then, I decided to avoid disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles for a month, and it was the beginning of a journey. I was always aware of the environmental impact of plastics but learning even more throughout that mont…