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Eco accreditation scheme encourages everyone to enjoy a ‘Green Christmas’


The national eco accreditation scheme for organisations, Investors in the Environment (iiE), is encouraging everyone to enjoy a ‘Green Christmas’. This festive season, iiE is repeating its annual campaign to encourage members of the public and businesses to join forces to help collect and recycle their Christmas cards. iiE encourages its member businesses and the wider public to collate their cards, before taking them to Marks and Spencer. For every 1,000 Christmas cards recycled through Marks and Spencer the Woodland Trust will plant one tree. Recycling these cards is incredibly important, because it is estimated that 1 billion Christmas cards end up in the bin every year. Back in 2015 iiE member businesses managed to collect an amazing 43,000 cards, but in spring 2016 this target was completely smashed with a record-breaking 63,000 cards collected and recycled, enabling 63 trees to be planted. “It will be a really high target...

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