Trafford Centre restaurant ‘Pesto’ is doing its bit this January for the Christmas card recycling campaign.
Throughout the first month of the year, people are urged to gather up their cards from the festive season and recycle them. Rather than simply binning the raft of cards, giving them in at a collection point can raise money and help the environment.
The campaign is headed by Marks & Spencer (M&S) and The Woodland Trust. The Woodland Trust founded the campaign 19 years ago and Marks & Spencer joined forces with them more recently in 2012.
M&S play their part in the campaign by using their stores as the recycling collection points. Not all M&S stores have a collection point, but there is one at most.
A tree will be planted as part of the campaign for every 1000 cards that reach the collection points. More than 32 million cards have been collected and 32,000 trees planted since M&S became partners to The Woodland Trust.
This year, Pesto has decided to get behind the campaign. Jo Taylor – Pesto Trafford Centre general manager – has released a statement about their involvement in the campaign.
“We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s recycling campaign. It’s a simple way for us to join this worthy cause and at a time of year when the focus for lots of people is on giving back”.
This provides an extra collection point for local people to access and bring their cards to. If it isn’t convenient for people to access their closest M&S with a collection point, Pesto hopes that their collection point will suit them better.
“We hope that our donation station will make it much easier for our customers to get involved”.
The final day for dropping off cards is the 28 January. Once all the cards have been collected, the restaurant will take them to an M&S store.