Inspired by accountancy firm Rawlinsons’ card collecting results back in 2013, for the last few years the green accreditation scheme, Investors in the Environment (iiE)
, has been encouraging all businesses to get involved with the process of collecting and recycling Christmas cards annually in order to plant trees.
This year, iiE member businesses smashed their previous target of 43,000 cards by collecting an amazing 63,000 Christmas cards in spring 2016 for recycling. This will enable 63 new trees to be planted through a scheme run by M&S and the Woodland Trust.
For several years, M&S has been working with the Woodland Trust to promote Christmas card recycling. For every 1,000 cards recycled in-store through the collection scheme, M&S will fund the planting of one tree.
“We would like to thank all members and other organisations that took part in collecting the cards and delivering them to M&S stores this year,” explains iiE’s David Knight. “These efforts make a big difference to our environment and, as businesses, we have both the ability and the responsibility to act and make the right changes for the future.”
Thank you to all this year’s fantastic participants: Athene Communications, Cross Keys Homes, City College Peterborough, Citizens Advice Bureau Peterborough, Buckles Solicitors, Budget Paper Supplies, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Bulley Davey, The National Flooring Company, Peterborough Cathedral, Rawlinsons, Roythornes Limited, IPM Global Mobility, Budget Paper Supplies, Vivacity, Peterborough Environment City Trust, and Hunt & Coombs Solicitors.
To find out more about the network of iiE businesses take a look at the website www.iie.uk.com
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