Recycle your Christmas cards at Sainsbury’s

We all love to receive Christmas cards from friends, colleagues and loved ones – but come January many of us are left wondering what to do with them. To help customers put their old cards to good use, Sainsbury’s annual Christmas card recycling facilities are back, giving customers the opportunity to recycle greetings cards in over a 1,000 Sainsbury’s stores until Monday 9 January. Not only will your cards be recycled, but the supermarket will also make a donation to Forest Stewardship Council UK (FSC UK) based on the volume of cards donated.

Anyone who places an order through Sainsbury’s groceries online website can have their cards collected by one of their staffs when their shopping is delivered.  These will be returned to the store by the delivery driver to be recycled.

Last year, following a successful campaign, customers dropped 98 tonnes of cards into Sainsbury’s recycling points resulting in a donation of £15,000 to the charity – and this year they aim to collect even more cards. Paul Crewe, Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, Engineering & Energy said: “We hope that the scheme will not only reduce the amount of household waste going to landfill, but also support FSC UK and their work to protect the world’s forests.”

Card recycling points can be found in most Sainsbury’s stores, while customers who shop in some of our larger stores can also recycle broken or unwanted Christmas lights. For more information about FSC UK visit