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Biospherically Correct - Greeting Cards Blog

Diversity Protection

To what extent does the cultivation and extraction of the raw materials necessary to produce this product;enhance the diversity of life, that is, aids the greater biospheric services of the planet, the localised eco systems (species and habitat protection) and preserves the associated knowledge, customs and prosperity of the indigenous cultures of the territory? Biospherically Correct Our greeting card packs incorporate four important raw material criteria: The use of virgin paper material from sustainable forest management (SFM) practises. The use of recycled paper product to maximise wood resources and eliminate waste. A good balance of sustainable virgin material and pre-consumer (lesser) and post-consumer (greater) recycled material. Soy based inks (crops require no...

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Green Ingredients

Do the ingredients in the product meet the criteria for being 'green ingredients', that is, organic and/or natural, high yielding and sustainable? Biospherically Correct Our greeting card packs come from trees harvested without negatively impacting the environment as they are governed using various certified sustainable forest management (SFM) protocols:  trees return higher yields (in general) than than non wood agricultural crops used for paper production such as hemp and kenaf on average, pesticide and fertilizer use is lower than for either hemp or kenaf.  aim to meet the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to provide for themselves  Using recycled...

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Positive Functionality

How positive for the individual, society and the environment is the function of the product in its final form? Biospherically Correct Using greeting cards to send messages of friendship, gratitude, joy, hope or sympathy is a sensitive, personalised way of acknowledging our shared humanity.These cards are subtly printed with the words love, forgiveness, compassion, tolerance and integrity, encouraging a personal feel good factor and a message of social cohesiveness. Proceeds go to the Vision for Humanity Charitable Trust. Our greeting cards are designed to honour our connection with nature. We believe this is important because of the growing trend towards...

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Eco-Processes

How well do the processes inherent in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of this product sustain nature? Biospherically Correct Our greeting card packs incorporate two important milling/manufacturing criteria: Pulp processing from PCF, TCF, or ECF mills (in that order preferably- see below)  The use of vegetable based inks to ensure low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs -see Green Ingredients). PCF means "processed chlorine free" (includes recycled and virgin fibre bleached without chlorine or chlorine compounds) TCF means 'totally chlorine free' (non toxic bleaching processes for virgin fibre e.g oxygen, peroxide, and ozone bleaching) EFC means "elementally chlorine free" (free of chlorine in...

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Trade Integrity

How well does the supply and promotion of this product align with the principles of trade Integrity: transparency of information, honest/accurate advertising claim, traceability of ingredients and an emphasis of working via gratifying and harmonious business relationships? Biospherically Correct To the best of our knowledge the claims we make are accurate, reflecting the true capabilities of the product. Components are traceable to their point of origin (see Green Ingredients) and our pricing is fair, reflecting the quality of the merchandise. Vision for Humanity Products Charitable Trust is a registered charity (# CC27922). Profits go towards the Vision for Humanity Charitable Trust....

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