Potters Bar store offers recycling service for poppies

PUBLISHED: 13:03 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:03 15 November 2017

A member of Sainsbury's staff in Potters Bar with the recycling box. Picture: Supplied.

A member of Sainsbury's staff in Potters Bar with the recycling box. Picture: Supplied.

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Not sure what to do with your poppy now? A Potters Bar supermarket is collecting them to recycle and create new poppies for next year.

For the fifth year running, customers at Sainsbury’s Potters Bar store can show further support to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by recycling their poppy at the shop.

Following on from the success of the Poppy Appeal, which saw customers and colleagues support the RBL by selling poppies in store, customers can choose to recycle their paper poppies via an in store collection point.

A poppy recycling box will be available at the Customer Service Desk.

All collected poppies are broken down into their component parts and either recycled or re-purposed into new poppies.

Karen Staples, store manager at Sainsbury’s Potters Bar, said: “The Poppy Appeal was a great success this year for fundraising and we’d like to thank everyone who contributed.

“With this recycling initiative, we wanted to show our customers another way they can support The Royal British Legion and make sure their poppies don’t go to waste.

“We hope the recycling drive proves a success with our customers.”

Sainsbury’s has supported The Royal British Legion for the last 23 years, and in 2016 customers and customers and colleagues helped raise over £3.2 million for the charity.

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