Recycling and the Environment
At Admiral Charity Cards we are committed to doing everything we can in order to save the environment, and continuously work to improve the way we impact the environment. Wherever possible, packaging used is either recycled, biodegradable, compostable or a combination of these qualities. All of our production waste is sorted and the vast majority then recycled. Our customer communication is always sent electronically where possible, including enquiries, quotes and invoices. Every year we make efforts to reduce the amount of office paper we use to help reduce our consumption and waste.
Foiled Greetings Cards
It is a common misconception that foiled greeting cards cannot be recycled. However, the aluminium foil on cards is so thin that it dissipates within the re-pulping process. Metallic Block Printing can be dealt with by paper mills. Cards printed with no more than 30% of the external surface area metallic block should be considered recyclable. Source: paper.org.uk
Glitter Greetings Cards
We recognise that glitter on greetings cards means the card cannot be recycled. Glitter is considered a microplastic and is harmful to the environment. We have never, and will never produce or sell cards that contain glitter. Help us spread the word that glitter greetings cards are harmful to the environment, and should stopped being manufactured. Millions of tons of wrapping paper and Christmas cards will end up in landfill because they cannot be recycled. M&S recently committed to banning the production and sale of glitter Christmas cards in their stores.
Other Greetings Cards
Greetings cards that contain bows, batteries and other embellishments can be recycled with these elements removed, or at least the back portion can be recycled if it is detached.
Read Woodland Trust's article: Christmas cards and trees: what to buy and how to recycle