The environment impact of greeting cards- and how does Mountain Mornings help to change the situation.
I think you would agree with me that sending greeting cards are an excellent way to make someone else's day! Whether it is a birthday, graduation, wedding, newborn or a simple way of sending encouraging words, a greeting card can say it all! But simple act like sending greeting cards can contribute to earth pollution. Glitters, metallic inks, photo paper, ribbons, velvet, etc., this is just a short list of materials which the cards can contains which make them impossible to recycle or compost. And thousand of trees are cut down every year to be turned to paper greeting cards which only contributes to growing deforestation.
It's just a card! You'd say.
"According to the Greeting Card Association, 90% of all US households buy greeting cards, with American consumers purchasing approximately 7 billion greeting cards each year. In the UK, a typical year sees over 2 billion cards sold. Between just those two countries only, if the purchased cards were aligned end-to-end, they would stretch around the world 54 times!."
The most special cards get saved for a lifetime, but that' not the case for most of them, which will end up in a landfill.
But it doesn't have to be like that! What if I tell you you can turn your greeting card into a pot of fresh basil or pot of wildflowers?
That's all possible with Mountain Mornings plantable greeting cards!
With those, your present goes far. Your loved ones will enjoy your special words on the card, and then when they plant the card, the paper will be composted, and the seeds will grow to basil or pot of wildflowers. The cards come with kraft envelope in a paper bag which are fully compostable for a true zero waste experience. New to the concept? Learn how to plant
plantable greeting cards here.
Do you prefer something more traditional? Our regular greeting cards
are printed on 100% recycled paper ! Again, the cards come with a kraft envelope and is packed in a kraft paper for the most environment friendly way possible. This way, the card, envelope and their packaging is both biodegradable and compostable.