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 Recycled paper
The production of paper requires a lot of water, which is considered a strain on the environment. Paper products should not go to waste but be recycled instead, which saves on energy and water consumption, and reduces waste.
 Stone paper
Stone paper is a new alternative to paper made from wood pulp. It is by definition not real paper, but a paper- like material made from calcium carbonate and polyethylene, which makes it water and tear resistant as added bonuses. The production of stone paper uses no water, unlike the copious amounts of water used for making paper from wood pulp, which is why stone paper is a more ecological alternative.
Recycled PET, or RPET, saves on the use of fossil energy. Production of RPET emits 70% less carbon dioxide and uses 90% less water than polyester. Instead of polluting the oceans, millions of throwaway PET bottles are recycled into new products.
   Coffee grounds
Across the world people drink around 400 billion cups of coffee annually. Coffee grounds are a by- product of every single cup of coffee brewed. Rather than letting tonnes of coffee grounds go to waste every single day, the material can be recycled into useful products. This reduces global waste and puts no extra strain on resources.
PLA is short for Polylactic Acid, a type of polyester, which doesn’t sound very “green”. But PLA is made from renewable resources like corn starch and sugar cane and it is a quickly biodegradable material
Linen is made from flax plant fibres. The flax plant requires little water to grow; only rainwater, no additional irrigation. It takes little energy to process flax and the entire plant is used, leaving no waste. Linen is strong, so it is long-lasting, but the product is also both entirely biodegradable and recyclable.
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