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 paper means it is not necessary to bleach, crush or cook the fibers for a second time, saving energy and reducing pollution. A single paper fibre can be recycled up to 5 times before it becomes too short to be made into strongly woven paper.
Vegetable Ink spreads further and is easier to remove during recycling than petroleum based ink. Non toxic, metal free pigments are compatible with a vegetable oil carrier such as soy. Soy oil is clearer, giving a sharper colour while requiring less pigment. Fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as carbon gas, are released when printing with soy inks as fewer solvents are required. VOCs combine with exhaust fumes to form photochemical smog. Soy inks are more bio-degradable than petroleum inks.
Summary: Our greeting card packs represents a natural, sustainable and high yield use of plant based resources.