Merkur UK Works With Ecologi to Plant 25,000 Trees

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This week it was revealed that Merkur's UK operation has partnered with Ecologi to help plant 25,000 trees by funding the initiative.

Merkur and Ecologi have been working together since 2021 when Merkur paid for 1,500 trees to be planted as part of the National Trust's Woodland Appeal. The measure is part of Merkur's 360 programme, which sees the company working with different initiatives to give back to social programmes throughout the country. It is chiefly involved in the promotion of responsible gambling.

Merkur operates a number of bingo halls and slot halls throughout the UK. The company is part of the Gauselmann Group, which operates a number of casinos and betting sites throughout Europe.

Merkur UK Director of PR Tony Boulton said, "Although 360 is most often associated with Merkur UK's unstinting commitment to safer gambling it was established with a remit to address broad social responsibility issues not least those related to the environment.

"The Ecologi platform has more than 40,000 customers funding tree planting and high-quality climate solutions all of which are independently certified. The planting of trees is crucial on many different levels: it helps improve valuable habitats, increases biodiversity by providing sanctuary for wildlife and it makes an impact on carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.

"In two years Ecologi has succeeded in tripling its funding of trees to an amazing 65 million and MERKUR UK is delighted to be able to contribute to such a fantastic programme of work."

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.