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Recycled paper vs upcycled paper
What do people think of most when they think of the paper?
The answer is sadly most often a blank look.
Paper is cheap, it is ubiquitous and is easily available.
However, did you know that our planet pays a high price for the cheap paper we use.?
The life cycle of paper is harmful from the beginning to the end.
The main source of paper is from a tree. Paper is created from pulp, water, and chemicals. When this paper rots, it emits methane gas which is one of the greenhouse gasses of the planet.
Recycled paper is also mill made. Here tree paper is brought back, pulped and made into paper again
Did you know that
40% of the commercially cut timber is used for the production of paper?
Trees have an eco-system that is already formed and created wherein it supports a large number of species. Destroying those forests just so we may take the enormous number of prints cannot justify what this is doing to the planet.
Recycling is helpful as it saves trees. However, it follows almost the similar process of using chemicals and water to form sheets. Most of the time the fibers are too weak to make new paper.
So what is upcycling? and how does it help save the planet?
Upcycling is a process of using materials of NO value to create materials of value, for example, cotton rags are created into books
So How does this help save trees?
At Bluecatpaper, we use secondary by-products. We do not recycle mill paper. We make our paper from materials such as cotton rags, linen rags, discarded plat fiber, coffee husk, etc.
This is different from recycled paper as we don’t use tree paper for the process. The resultant is chemical free paper, saves water and is helpful in reducing secondary waste
We make paper without chemicals, therefore this results in eco-friendly decomposing that is not harmful to the environment
The water is recycled and saves over 3,00,000 liters of water a day.
Recycled paper is harmful it requires chemicals and upcycling does not require chemicals of that extent.
Choose tree-free alternatives. Recognize the importance of upcycling
@bluecatpaper, we recognize this fundamental difference that could help planet earth
please write to us for more reasons why recycled paper is different from upcycled paper