About TREE FREE PAPER:
The ultimate solution to save Trees and forests!
“if it’s not made from a tree, then it’s a better choice.”
The papermaking industry hurts more than just trees.
Wood Pulp Paper: A Big Footprint
When the trees are cut down and made into logs, it destroys critical wildlife habitat, leaves skid trails, sending mud and rocks into waterways, and contributes to erosion.
Trees that are cultivated for papermaking require fertilizers and herbicide and pesticide applications resulting in soil degradation.
DID you know this about Tree Free Paper !
The fifth Harry Potter book destroyed no forest at all—not even one tree. That’s because it was printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper-saving not only trees but also water and energy and reducing pollution.
Paper – at least in a historical context – really didn’t have much to do with trees and forests until as recently as 1843.
But what if we could keep trees out of the loop altogether?
Do we have any better, more sustainable material we could use instead? Thankfully, the answer is yes—and these materials, known collectively as non-wood, alternative, or “tree-free” fibers.
The Egyptians made paper from papyrus and in recent years, the papermaking industry has been returning to its roots and exploring alternative fibres. Tree-free paper is all the rage.
Non-wood paper was derived almost exclusively from recycled textiles such as hemp, linen, and cotton. At Bluecat Paper we focus on creating tree free, handmade, recycled and, upcycled paper and paper products.
“Alternative fibers,” at least to us, is an interesting choice of words. Regardless, in the present-day alternative fibers are referred to as any non-wood fiber that can be used as material for paper and packaging.
Paper without deforestation – that is indeed possible! A new vision emerges
Yes, at Bluecat Paper we have achieved it! There are plentiful plants whose fibers are suitable for papermaking.
Our beautiful handmade paper is created using the fibers of cotton rags, linen rags, coffee husk, banana fiber, mulberry, corn husk, elephant poo, bagasse, vetiver grass, ragi, tea waste, and flax fiber to name a few.