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All you need to know about Christmas cards

Man wearing a Christmas jumper and writing a Christmas card

Thursday 14 November 2019

Each year a BILLION Christmas cards are sent. It takes one tree to make 3000 Christmas cards. That's a staggering 33 MILLION trees being used just for Christmas cards, but there are lots of alternatives and way to reduce the environmental impact.

Unrecyclable Christmas cards

Did you know that if a Christmas card is covered in glitter or decorations it cannot be recycled? Check out this Recycle Now video on glittery Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

The unrecyclable part of the card should be torn off and placed in your general rubbish bin. 

Recyclable Christmas cards

If you enjoy sending Christmas cards, maybe you could consider sending fewer cards this year. You could also choose cards made using recycled paper and avoid unrecyclable cards covered in glitter and decorations.

After the festive season, remember to pop all your recyclable Christmas cards in your kerbside recycling bin.

Electronic Christmas cards

There are now some fantastic online options to send personalised electronic Christmas cards. A great way to surprise a special someone this year. Best of all, it's a completely zero waste option.

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