What is Stone Paper?
"Stone paper is an innovative, revolutionary new paper made of stone! NO TREES + NO WATER whatsoever are used for its production. It is composed of 80-85% calcium carbonate, recycled concrete, and 15-20% recyclable, photodegradable, non-toxic resin. Stone paper is naturally white, requiring none of the harmful acids, dyes, or bleaches used in pulp paper production, which largely end up in our environment. Stone paper has a 67% smaller carbon footprint compared to pulp paper."
|Environmental Impact||Pulp Paper||Stone Paper®|
|Trees Consumed (per ton)||20||0|
|Water Consumed (per ton)||16,000 Gallons||0|
|Energy Consumed||19.3 Million BTUs||3 Million BTUs (~84% less)|
|C02 Emissions||3,300 Pounds||1,322 Pounds (~60% less)|
|Creates Air Pollution||Yes||None|
|Creates Water Pollution||Yes||None|
|Results in Deforestation||Yes||None|