As the festive celebrations come to a close, shoppers are being encouraged to recycle their Christmas waste and help a wildlife charity at a supermarket in Potters Bar.

Cards, wrapping paper, batteries and clothing can be put into a recycling bin in aid of the Forest Stewardship Council at Sainsbury’s in Darkes Lane until Tuesday January 15.

Store manager Suzanne Kara said: “We know our customers care about the environment and reducing their impact on landfill so we’re providing really simple and hassle-free ways for them to live more sustainably and recycle their Christmas waste once the holidays are over.”