Environmental Impact Statement
As a supplier of personalised Christmas cards, we recognise the effects that our business may have upon the environment.
A little about our products
All paper and board products in our collection of personalised charity Christmas cards and calendars, as a minimum, are produced from sustainable forestry resources - for every tree cut down at least one more is planted.
This year, we offer a larger range of designs where the front of the card is printed specifically with your own personalisation. These designs are printed individually for each order and so we only print what is required. This reduces the amount of pre-printed cards held in stock, reducing the potential for wastage.
At the end of the season, we do not waste any printed cards in stock. Where the design is not carried over to the following year, these are used to raise additional funds for charity.
Our recycling service
Since 2000, we have been offering our local customers the opportunity to recycle the cards they receive at Christmas.
If you would like to participate, please contact us. We will then email you and let you know what date in January, our collection will be in your area.
Then simply collect all the cards you have received, leave them at reception, we will collect and recycle for you. The cards we collect are given to The Woodland Trust.
The aim of the Woodland Trusts scheme is:
1) To raise money for the Trust to plant trees throughout the UK. If everyone recycles just one Christmas card , throughout January, the Woodland Trust will be able to plant 15,000 trees to create UK woodland. Planting 15,000 trees would be enough to create a wood the size of 30 football pitches.
2) To raise the profile of, and highlight the environmental benefits of, recycling. Recycling helps to tackle climate change. Waste sent to landfill can create methane - a powerful greenhouse gas. If we all recycle just one card this Christmas this would save 1,570 tonnes of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gases - the same as taking 500 cars off the road for a year.
3) To raise the profile of the Woodland Trust and the UK's need for more trees. The UK needs many more trees. Trees are the lungs of the planet by turning CO2 into oxygen, yet the UK is one of the least wooded countries in Europe with just 12% woodland cover compared to the European average of 44%. Just 4% of this is wildlife rich broadleaf woodland which the Woodland Trust aims to double
As one of our customers told us, "I love sending and receiving Christmas cards. It's a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. But we want to recycle them, as itís a great way to help plant more trees and stops waste that could be recycled, ending up being sent to landfill unneccessarily."