Recycle greetings cards

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- The environmental group Planet Ark is urging Australians to recycle their Christmas and New Year cards. This is the group's 14th year of card recycling and Australia's postal department has joined in the endeavour. It has distributed one million free envelopes that people can use to post their old cards to Planet Ark.

"After people have put their unwanted greeting cards inside those envelopes, all they have to do is post them and Planet Ark will ensure that they get mashed and pulped and then turned into a range of paper based products," the group's founder and chairman, Jon Dee, said.

"The message from Planet Ark is we want people to recycle as many of their greeting cards as possible. People can also send in birthday cards, get well cards, Hanukkah cards, in fact any card they received at other times of the year," he added.

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