Dont let Christmas cheer go to waste

Lismore City Council s waste minimisation officer Lesley Trott (right) and Australia Post acting postal manager Esmae Law with the Cards 4 Planet Ark envelopes.

Individually, sending a few Christmas cards might seem insignificant, but collectively, Australians are posting more than 100 million each year. Instead of letting all that Christmas cheer go to landfill, Cards 4 Planet Ark is making it easy to recycle that precious paper.

Until the end of January people can drop off any old greeting cards and envelopes at the recycling bins at Coles or simply pick up a free postage-paid recycling envelope from Australia Post.

Cards 4 Planet Ark has been operating for the last 12 years, in which time more than 500 million greeting cards have been recycled, effectively saving over 100,000 trees.

Nowadays we all need to be thinking about ways to protect the environment and help create a better and healthier world for future generations, said Lismore City Councils waste minimisation officer, Lesley Trott. This is a nice gesture to make after Christmas and a simple way to make a real difference.

As well as cards and envelopes people can also drop off old printer cartridges in the Planet Ark bin located at Australia Post.

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