November 23, 2016 Waste Written by Guest Contributor
The Nightmare After Christmas I
This holiday season, enough paper invitations

and cards will be sent to fill a football field 10 stories high. That amount of waste is staggering. It’s almost 2017. There is an urgent need for consumers to reconsider their holiday habits and opt for more eco-friendly alternatives. Punchbowl, the gold standard in online invitations, is asking all eco-conscious consumers to help stop destructive, wasteful paper production by choosing to send digital holiday invitations and cards instead of paper this year. The company has gathered information about the environmental impact of paper invitations and cards sent during the Holidays, highlighting the abundance of waste that accumulates from Thanksgiving to Christmas, otherwise referred to as “The Nightmare After Christmas.” The infographic below illustrates how the paper industry contributes to deforestation, energy consumption, soil and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions, ultimately resulting in irreversible effects on the Earth.

Punchbowl urges consumers to think about the environment before sending paper invitations and cards this holiday season, and to #choosedigital instead. Download the new state-of-the-art App from Punchbowl from the App Store or Google Play to create, send, and manage gorgeous, FREE digital party invitations. With Punchbowl’s new App, holiday hosts can choose invitations that are memorable, personal, and do not contribute to the destructive cycle of holiday waste. As an added bonus, Punchbowl has pledged to donate $1 for every paid membership purchased, and will make an additional donation when holiday party hosts choose one of these specially-marked online invitations. All donations will go towards reducing wasteful paper production.

The nightmare after Christmas


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The text is written by Sarah Wallace.