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Get your Christmas cards recycled, says MP

 
Created on 04/01/2017 @ 12:20
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It's that time of year yet again when the piles of Christmas cards mount up for the waste bin. But Montgomeryshire MP, Glyn Davies, is urging constituents to do there bit and recycle their cards this year.

With an estimated one billion Christmas cards being sent in the UK every year, many high street stores and supermarkets are encouraging shoppers to recycle their unwanted cards within specially designated points throughout January.

Mr Davies is encouraging shoppers to do the same when they visit their local stores, such as Morrisons who are offering recycling areas, in addition to the roadside recycling collections.

“Like every January, we are all left with piles of Christmas cards which have given us pleasure over recent weeks, and which now need to be cleared away. Instead of simply throwing them in the bin, let’s recycle them instead.

"Just take them with you the next time you go shopping and drop them at one of the collection points at your local store."

He added: “Over recent years, we have become more used to recycling, and great progress has been made. However, we need to build on what’s already been achieved, and do all we can in inspiring more people to diminish the refuse and rubbish we leave by recycling all we possibly can.

"I am therefore encouraging Montgomeryshire residents to get into recycling mode, and recycling unwanted Christmas cards seems like a good place to start.

"Once again I am pleased to see so many stores and organisations helping to prevent Christmas cards ending up in landfill sites. With January being the month for New Year’s Resolutions, this quick and easy service allows us all to start the year by thinking about the environment and think about what we as individuals can do.” 

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