17th November 2018
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THE COUNCIL, in partnership with Waste Aware Scotland, the Post Office and Tesco, has again teamed up with conservation charity the Wood­land Trust for the annual Christ­mas Card Recycling Scheme.

The campaign is hoping to top the two tonnes of cards recycled locally last year. A total of 6.4 million cards were recycled across Scotland last year.

The scheme begins on Monday 5th January and runs until the end of the month. During that period people in Shetland can take their cards to local post offices and dispose of them at special recycling points.

SIC environment spokesman Jim Henry said: “Once again we are giving the public the opportunity of minimising the impact of their Christmas on the environment. In previous years we have collected a record number of three tonnes of used cards. We would hope to better that this year.”