Nothing is born from diamonds… flowers are born from paper!
De Andrè sang it, nothing can born from diamonds… but natural materials such as sheets of paper can end their life cycle by making a flower bloom.
How? Let’s find out together!
Sprouting paper is an original and ecological idea that has won over many people and companies that promote sustainable products. A great way to expand the circular economy and contribute to the environmental cause.
Each sheet contains several seeds, the type of which may vary as specified on the package, often flowers or aromatic plants. The production of this type of paper also requires the presence of nutrients which will strengthen the seed and then the sprout once planted in the ground. To make it, waste from the paper production and recycling chains is used directly.
The production of paper-flower
To obtain it, through a totally artisanal process, the already used paper is soaked until a pulp is obtained to which the seeds are added (poppy, sunflower, lavender, sage, but also tomatoes or chillies!) The result obtained is a rough and natural colored sheet with seeds already visible to the naked eye on the surface. Floral paper can be a beautiful gift, a smart way to advertise your business or to have very original business card!
How to get the Flower!
The process for planting it can vary slightly depending on who produced it. Generally it is enough to soak the leaves overnight and then bury them in a vase or in the garden under a thin layer of earth, after which it will be sufficient to keep the soil moist and the area exposed to the sun. The sprouting times obviously vary according to the type of plant, the weather conditions, the season and the climate, but all you need is a little patience and the waiting will be rewarded by the beautiful colors and scents of the seedling that will born!
Using this type of paper is definitely a great way to recycle: using the waste from the supply chain, waste is reduced, paper is biodegradable and plantable, waste is reduced and nutrients and new plants are returned to the soil which help to lower the air pollution. All good things for the environment and for us of course! An excellent way therefore to reduce our personal environmental impact and also can be a nice gift idea!