M&S have announced that they will be only selling glitter-free Christmas cards in an attempt to tackle another culprit of plastic pollution.

Glitter forms a huge part of the micro plastics issue, so M&S have said that all their Christmas cards, wrapping paper, tags, calendars and crackers will not have glitter on them. 

The retailer has said that all items previously featuring glitter will now be completely recyclable, adding clear recycling instructions to products and tips to help, such as asking customers to remove tape and bows before recycling wrapping paper. 

The director of food technology for M&S, Paul Willgoss, said: “We know reducing single-use plastics is as important to our customers as it is to our business, so removing glitter from our cards and wrap range will make it easier for them to celebrate Christmas in a more sustainable way.

“This is a step in the right direction as we continue working on our plans to completely remove glitter from the range next year.”

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