• Customers can recycle their cards until 14th January
  • Recycling drive has grown in size this year and is part of the retailer’s partnership with FSC
  • Initiative helps Forest Stewardship Council protect world’s forests
  • 50% of Brits recycle Christmas cards or wrapping paper after the holidays


Local residents are being encouraged not to throw their old Christmas cards in the bin and instead help support the environment. Customers at Sainsbury’s Pontypridd can start the New Year by making a positive impact to the environment and recycle their cards at the store.

Customers have until Tuesday 14th January to bring in any of their old cards, with a collection box situated at the front of the store. The recycling drive is part of the retailer’s partnership with the Forest Steward Council UK.

The collected cards will be recycled by Sainsbury’s and it will make a donation to the Forest Stewardship Council UK (FSC) in the New Year based on the volume of cards collected in its stores.  Last year it donated almost £9,000 to help the FSC with its work to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.