A Taiwanese company may offer a new solution – making paper without having to chop down a single tree. Its paper is water-resistant, bug-resistant, does not burn easily and is actually made from stone.
Channel News Asia
Date: 22 Jun 2015
By: Victoria Jen, Channel NewsAsia’s Taiwan Correspondent
TAINAN CITY, Taiwan: Paper production can be one of the most polluting industries: while consuming a large amount of water, demand for clean, high quality paper also means cutting down trees for virgin pulp.
As such, businesses and governments around the world have been trying to reduce paper use to save the environment.
But with demand for paper still riding high, a Taiwanese company may offer a new solution – making paper without having to chop down a single tree.
Its paper looks ordinary enough, but unlike the usual paper, it is water-resistant, bug-resistant, and it does not burn easily. What is more amazing is that it is actually made from stone. To be exact, it is made from waste marble that is left over from flooring or other products. [FULL STORY]