Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd today presented charity the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC UK) with a cheque for more than £9,000 – the proceeds from a Christmas card recycling scheme run by Sainsbury’s.
Collection points in Cabinet Office, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for International Development (DfID), contributed to the total of over 2 million Christmas cards recycled by the supermarket this year, reducing the amount of paper going to landfill.
Sainsbury’s is donating proceeds to FSC UK to help protect the world’s forests.
Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd said:
By cutting waste, reducing demand for natural resources, creating a cleaner environment and opportunities for new businesses, recycling is one of the ways in which we can all help make our communities healthier and more prosperous. I’m pleased we were able to participate in this scheme, giving civil servants the chance to make a contribution to a worthwhile cause and raising awareness of wider environmental issues.