Recyle Christmas cards to help British woodlands
Please recycle your Christmas Cards this January
Good news! The M&S Christmas card recycling scheme is running again this year with the Woodland Trust - your Christmas cards can become trees and so help wildlife! You'll help people too - people and wildlife need woodland and trees.
You can help turn Christmas cards into trees in January 2016 by recycling your Christmas cards and handing them in at M&S. But don't leave it beyond the given dates, otherwise it will be too late - the deadline at M&S is 31 January 2016.
How to recycle your Christmas Cards at M&S
All you have to do is to take your Christmas cards along to a participating M&S store and drop them off in the special collection boxes there - this simple act will help create habitat for wildlife. You could ask your workmates and neighbours to pass you their cards and drop them off for them - anything to make recycling easier for people and to encourage them to help plant trees for wildlife.
M&S and the Woodland Trust do all the rest! Money generated through the card recycling scheme will fund the planting of new trees throughout the UK.
On average. there is 37% of woodland cover in the EU. The UK has just 13% woodland coverage.
Drop your cards off at M&S and help the Woodland Trust plant new woodlands and grow homes for species from dormice to woodpeckers, butterflies to beetles, and adders to squirrels.
The Woodland Trust's work is vital to help preserve British woodland and also crucially to preserve the habitat of thousands of UK species.
The Woodland Trust works to protect ancient woodland and create new - such as the First World War Centenary Woods. It cares for over 1,000 woods, which are open to the public every day of the year.
British woodlands are vital to wildlife, and also in absorbing CO2 and producing oxygen - they are the British equivalent to the Amazon rainforest.
You can support the Woodland Trust by becoming a member. Click here to join the Woodland Trust. You can also volunteer for the Woodland Trust. The Woodland Trust's website also has details on how you can get busy and plant trees, in your community or school, on farms, in urban areas and more.
More than 440 ancient woods are under threat at the moment in the UK - you can join the campaign to give them better protection by adding your voice to the Trust's petition to the Prime Minister here.