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Envirowise: Prevent 'avalanche' of paper Christmas cards with electronic greetings

Scottish businesses could save 133 tonnes of Christmas card waste if they replace the paper cards with e-cards, according to Envirowise.

The organisation is urging Scottish businesses to switch to the more environmentally-friendly alternative and save £7 million on cards, resources such as stamps and manpower - and disposal costs.

Envirowise programme manager for Scotland Robbie Weir said: Businesses can do more than most to help prevent waste. Christmas cards are a nice gesture and modern businesses can see the benefits of going with an online alternative.

Without dampening the Christmas spirit during a period when many businesses will be feeling the pinch, its time for a different approach to Christmas cards in the workplace.

Scottish businesses are set to send 6.6 million Christmas cards this year, which have the equivalent weight of a blue whale.


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