We use stone waste from the marble stone industry for our labels across all our products. A tree-free paper made out of the waste of the stone production !
We wanted to find a paper that is tree-free and water-free to give back to nature but also as a commitment to our mission. All our products labels paper is based on upcycled waste, tree-free and water-free paper. No bleach or harsh chemicals involved. It has a special texture and soft touch and all made in Europe to support local sourcing and reduce our carbon footprint.
WHAT IS THE STONE PAPER MADE OF?
The surface contains up to 80% calcium carbonate (CaCO3), which comes from the waste from marble mining. The remaining 20% consist of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), largely from consumer waste, such as from recycled plastic bottles.
HOW IS STONE PAPER DISPOSED OR CAN IT BE PROCESSED?
Stone paper is made from mining waste – the residual dust and smaller rock become calcium carbonate powder
grind. Since calcium carbonate is already used for the cheaper production of thicker PE films (1 – 5% are typically added), this carbonate is already present in the current PE reprocessing. Therefore, stone paper can be used in the usual category 2 recycling (polyethylene / PE) – to date there are no signs that the material has any negative effects on sorting or on conventional recycling systems. And in comparison to bioplastic doesn’t pollute today’s recycling process.
IS STONE PAPER BIODEGRADABLE?
The material begins to degrade after 9 to 14 months.
CAN THE MATERIAL BE LABELLED “TREE FREE”?
Although rock paper can be used for many of the same applications as traditional paper, it contains no cellulose and is “tree-free”. It also consumes far less energy than conventional cellulose paper, and it doesn’t need water to be produced.