Time for one last Christmas present

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


PEOPLE on the Isle of Wight have been encouraged not to throw their old Christmas cards in the bin, but help the environment instead.

Sainsbury’s customers at its Cowes and Newport stores can recycle cards as part of the supermarket’s partnership with the Forest Steward Council UK (FSC).

Sainsbury’s will make a donation to the FSC based on the volume of cards collected. Last year almost £9,000 was donated to support the FSC’s work to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

Additionally, all 'paper’ wrapping paper can also be placed in the Christmas card recycling collection boxes.


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by Jackie Daniels

8th January 2014, at 14:18:51

Yes, Mike, that's precisely what I meant by saying I wish we'd known in advance so on the day we could have kept all the wrapping paper back.

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by Mike Crowe

7th January 2014, at 17:18:43

""" Would also loved to have known about the Christmas wrapping paper."""

Jackie can you visualize the wrapping paper after Santa came on Christmas Day to a Christmas Dinner of 16 people? ........ all went into a black sack


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by Jackie Daniels

7th January 2014, at 13:53:59

Agreed. Ridiculously timed announcment. Mine went out with the recycling collection this morning. Would also loved to have known about the Christmas wrapping paper.

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