Prepare your Pot
Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don’t recommend planting outside if it’s blizzarding or desert-hot!).
Plant the Paper
Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently on top.
Water during Germination
After planting the paper in your pot, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination.
Care after Germination
Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed. The images below are what the pot looks like after planting a greeting card.
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Eco-Friendly Materials 101
Interest in eco-friendly products has never been greater. This demand is coming from a changing culture where plastic waste reduction is celebrated and laws banning single-use plastics are popping up in countries all over the globe.
In response to this planet-conscious movement, industry suppliers have reaffirmed their commitment to serving the needs of buyers with more eco-friendly product offerings. Here’s a quick primer on some of the terms associated with products in this category.
Polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, is the most common type of plastic used for water and soft drink bottles, and food containers such as peanut butter jars and household cleaners. PET is the most recycled plastic in the world. Used PET containers are sorted, cleaned and ground into pellets that are reintroduced into the manufacturing process.
Bamboo is a strong and fast-growing resource. Bamboo trees grow to maturity in only three years, so they require fewer natural resources such as water than other types of trees. Bamboo is not only 100-percent biodegradable, it is highly renewable because it is easy to plant and harvest.
Wheat straw is the stalk that’s left over after wheat grains are harvested. Traditionally, it has been treated as a waste. However, these stalks can be reclaimed and used to make eco-friendly products. Wheat straw is durable enough to become the barrel of a pen or even a lunch box.
When dumped in landfills, textile waste can take hundreds of years to decompose. Fortunately, the leftover cuttings from apparel and textile factories can be recycled and used to make products like tote bags and notebooks. Producing a cotton tote using existing materials that would otherwise be thrown away helps reduce CO2 and fossil fuel emissions into the environment.
Source: Polyconcept North America
Used with permission from PPB magazine.