Is your best friend’s birthday coming up or your parent’s anniversary just around the corner? Instead of sending them a paper card — which uses paper and ink — think about sending e-cards! E-cards are more environmentally friendly because they use less paper and no ink. In fact, FriendsoftheEarth.com estimates it takes 200,000 trees to make the 1.7 billion holiday cards sent in the UK each year alone. Imagine how many trees are used for greeting cards around the world the rest of the year! Also, not only do e-cards reduce waste, they cost less too — many are free! So next time there’s a birthday, anniversary or the need to send party invitations, use e-cards to send your greetings — they are environmentally and budget friendly.