Scrooge may have coined the phrase “Bah Humbug” but it also seems to have been adopted by sections of the media who, it seems, would rather see Christmas cancelled!
Greeting card and gift wrap publisher Card Connection, who are very much in the business of celebrating this joyous time of year, are doing their very best to counter the naysayers.
“Christmas does bring more products into our households than any other time of the year,” agrees Managing Director Michael Johnson, “And with recycling rightly top of everybody’s minds right now, we have to play our part in helping to facilitate this.”
“Our commitment to minimise our impact on the environment means our products only use board covered by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC).”
“Also, there’s a lot of confusion amongst consumers as to what can be recycled, not helped by some scare stories in the media suggesting greeting cards can’t be recycled is just not accurate”, continues Johnson, “Which is why to help our customers we’ve added recycling advice to all of our cards.”
With Christmas wrapping paper, it’s been equally doom and gloom, with the impression given from some ill-informed quarters that all gift wrap in non-recyclable.
“It’s true of some types of gift wrap that are printed on a plastic film, or on paper that uses shiny foils and sparkly glitters, but we use none of these things,” continues Johnson, “Making ALL our giftwrap recyclable.”
Fortunately, to help worried consumers the website for the charity Recycle Now sets out an easy recycling test for your wrap: The scrunch test is a simple way to determine whether wrapping paper is made from metallised plastic film. Simply scrunch the item in your hand – if it remains ‘scrunched’ it can be recycled; if it springs back it is probably metallised plastic film and not recyclable.
Simply follow this link: https://www.recyclenow.com/tis-season-be-jolly-aware-recycling
“We wouldn’t don’t want families across the nation to lose out on the enjoyment of sending and receiving Christmas cards, or to miss out on the simple pleasure of opening their brightly wrapped gifts,” concludes Johnson, “So Merry Christmas, one and all!“