Horsham supermarket launches Christmas recycling campaign

Horsham Sainsbury's card recycling SUS-141230-163912001
Horsham Sainsbury's card recycling SUS-141230-163912001

A Horsham supermarket is encouraging members of the public to recycle their Christmas cards and wrapping paper to help support a Global organisation.

Sainsbury’s Horsham, in Worthing Road, has teamed up once more with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international organisation that promotes responsible management of the worlds forests, and will be holding collection boxes at the front of the store until Tuesday January 13 for customers to bring their left over Christmas paper and cards to recycle.

The collected cards will be recycled by the supermarket and a donation will be made to the FSC in the new year based on the amount it collects.

Last year Sainsbury’s donated £9,000 the organisation .

The Horsham store is one of 880 supermarkets and convenience stores throughout the country taking part in the mass recycle programme.

Sainsbury’s Horsham store manager Derek Boarer said: “We had a really good response from our customers last year and with their help, we’re hoping to make an even bigger contribution this time. It’s a great way to continue that goodwill feeling and ensure your cards are put to positive use, which is all part of our “No Waste to Landfill commitment”.

Rosie Teasdale, deputy director of FSC UK added: “Sainsbury’s Horsham’s donation provides essential support for our education and awareness-raising work, helping us to support people in the UK protect the world’s forests. Recycling paper results in less waste going to landfill, it reduces the pressure on forests, and it’s helping to give future generations the gift of healthy forests.”Additionally, all ‘paper’ wrapping paper can also be placed in the Christmas card recycling collection boxes to support this activity.