When I first heard about stone paper, I imagined writing on gritty, grainy, inferior paper. I though a pen would scratch it's way across the surface or skip in places while I dashed off a note.
I couldn't be further from the truth!
So what is this paper? Stone paper is made from stone, usually limestone. It's made from 80% stone & 20% from a non-toxic resin--HDPE plastic. The limestone is actually called Calcium Carbonate that is unused stone in the limestone quarries. It's ground down to a fine powder-like chalk & mixed with the resin. Together these materials create this magical, wonder paper!
It's as thin & flexible as a sheet of paper & writing on it is a breeze. Pens & pencils write evenly & smoothly. It's smudge proof so any kind of marker can easily be used.
If we still use checks in the future, I can see them being made out of this paper because it's also tear proof.
Stone paper has some other convenient properties too. It's free of chemicals & it's naturally anti-bacterial. Great for doctor's offices, schools & anywhere else lots of hand touch the same sheet of paper--especially during flu season.
Ok, it's tear proof, smudge resistant & waterproof. Anything else? Yes!
As you may have guessed, no tress are harmed in the making of stone paper. In fact, less waste is generated in creating this paper than regular paper. Replace 1 ton of regular paper with 1 ton of stone paper & you will save:
- 6 million BTU of energy
- 20 trees
- 167 lbs of solid waste
- 236 lbs of atmospheric emissions
- 7480 gallons of waste water
Can we afford it? Yes, the notebooks, jotters & bags are price int he same neighborhood as regular paper.
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Beat your competitors to the finish line & amaze your customers with this awesome paper next time you hand out promotional imprinted products.
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