This page contains information on how to have a sustainable festive holiday season.
Firstly, here is a document also featured on our Freestall page giving an overview of the issue.
Next up is an idea shared to us from SC member Toby – with the aim of asking supermarkets (again) to have a recycling collection facility for Christmas cards and wrapping paper. Below is a template letter outlining the reasons why this is a great thing to encourage, as well as addresses to send your letters too!
Dear Customer Services,
I am writing to ask if you will have a collection box in your stores this year to recycle Christmas cards and wrapping paper?
Obviously you sell large quantities of both of these items and as one of your customers I want to see you live up to your sustainability claims, take responsibility and offer recycling facilities to your customers when local authorities are rejecting the collection of shiny wrapping paper and Christmas Cards with glitter.
There are 3 main reasons why you should do this:
1. You have previously offered this service and therefore have the resources and logistics to do so again.
2. You sell large quantities of both of these items and you need to live up to your sustainability claims, take responsibility and offer recycling facilities to your customers to minimize the amount of waste sent to landfill.
3. Local Authorities are struggling with budgets and need help from large and profitable organisations such as yourselves to provide the public with comprehensive recycling facilities.
I look forward to your confirmation that you will be providing a service this year.
Marks & Spencer plc
Retail Customer ServicesChester Business ParkWrexham Road
Customer Service Department
WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
Hilmore HouseGain LaneBradford
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd
Tesco Customer Service Centre