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Paper or No Paper That is the question

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We have heard in recent years that we are moving towards a paperless society, I don’t know about that! Paper is so essential to our very existence, some of us have gotten so used to using paper especially for hygienic purposes, we don’t see ourselves going back to the “stone age”, although paper is made out of stone, but not for that purpose, or even the “leaf age”!

On a serious note though, there have been environmental concerns,with the hewning down of trees, especially the coniferous ones which are said to have the longest fiber,that helps to make stronger paper.

In ancient times, paper was made in Egypt from the papyrus plant and the paper was  named papyrus, and in some places animal hide was used.

With the onset of global warming because of the reduction of the trees and the increase of carbon dioxide in the environment, individuals have in their own way found solutions to help to offset these challenges and to balance the ecosystem?

There has been, what I would call a move to solve this challenge in what would be deemed the use of unconventional means of making paper. A few of the materials used will be of no surprise to individuals who are abreast of these changes.

The companies that manufacture papers from these materials do seek to leave little or no carbon footprint during the process of production. I say, these materials are indeed great alternatives to trees!

Here is a list of some of the alternative materials that are used and some links to show the end products:

  • Hemp
  • Banana Tree Trunk Ecopaper
  • Bamboo Ultra Kosmic 9Caboo
  • Sugar Cane Caboo
  • Corn Stalks
  • Pineapple Husks
  • Herbivore Animal Poop: cows, donkeys, horses, elephants, elks and pandas POOPOOPAPER Collections
  • Kenaf: African from the cotton family. Note that an acre of this plant, produces in one year the same quantity of fiber that one acre of pine would in 20 years
  • Leather REMAKE
  • Fruit skin, peel: orange peel, grape stalks, olive stones (pits), walnut shells CRUSH Ecological papers
  • Stones – process used not so environmentally friendly, uses a small amount of plastic resin.
  • Recycled T-Shirts (cotton) Business Cards
  • Seaweed SHIRO

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