Local MP recycles Christmas cards to help fund tree planting

To encourage local residents to recycle their Christmas cards and enable thousands of new trees to be planted, Lynne Featherstone MP has done her bit by recycling her cards at Tesco on Hornsey High Street.

The Woodland Trust, which is running the Christmas Card Recycling scheme, sends all cards collected to paper mills where they are recycled into new paper products. The money that is raised then goes to plant thousands of trees in the conservation charity’s forests all over the UK. Last year, the 73.6 million cards recycled turned into 17,000 new trees.

Lynne Featherstone comments:

“This scheme is great- all the lovely cards received for Christmas turn into new paper products, plus new trees are planted. It’s sustainable, green and helps our forests grow and flourish: win-win all round!

“So do your bit to make sure that 2009 gets off to a great start – pop into a local Tesco, M&S, WH Smith or TK Maxx and recycle those cards.”