Target: Nick Timms and Nik Venios, co-founders of BEAF and creators of Eden’s Paper
Goal: Commend the creation and production of 100% plantable wrapping paper
The United Kingdom alone discards enough wrapping paper annually to encircle the globe at least nine times. Instead of adding to the millions-of-miles long waste from wrapping paper each year, one company, called BEAF, has figured out a way to make giftwrapping sustainable. With seeds embedded in biodegradable paper, Eden’s Paper is plantable sheets of wrapping paper that will sprout organic vegetables.
Because giftwrap is manufactured as a one-time-use product, the goal of BEAF in creating Eden’s paper is to reduce the amount of paper that ends up in landfills each year. The wrapping paper is made from 100% recycled paper, with colorful designs printed with vegetable-based ink. Another great feature is that the seeds are embedded in seven layers of tissue paper without using any glue, so they are safe to put into soil. As of yet, papers that grow carrots, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, and chili peppers are available options.
Eden’s Paper has indicated on its Facebook page that public demand for its giftwrap has been high enough for the company to fund its own distribution of the product, which can be purchased directly through their website. This is an exciting indication that environmental sustainability is becoming a priority among global issues.
Plantable giftwrap is an ingenious way to wrap a gift inside of a gift, as well as reduce the waste we consumers contribute to landfills annually. Commend Eden’s Paper for providing such an environmentally friendly solution to a wasteful problem.
Dear Mr. Timms and Mr. Venios,
Eden’s Paper is a wonderful invention that is providing an environmentally conscious solution to the wasteful practice of wrapping gifts. Wrapping paper is often used once and then thrown away, rather than being reused or recycled. However, plantable paper completely changes the game. Now, consumers can grow vegetables from their wrapping paper instead of throwing it away.
The most exciting part about Eden’s Paper is that it is itself a gift. The seeds are organic and embedded safely in paper that is free of any glue and is decorated with vegetable-based ink, so consumers know what they are growing is safe for the environment and for their consumption. The paper is also colorful and fun.
We are certainly glad that public demand was high enough to fund distribution of the product. Not only is it an indication that the public is growing more concerned about environmental sustainability, it is a commendation of an innovative product. Thank you for creating Eden’s Paper and offering a sustainable option for a traditionally wasteful practice.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Reel Gardening via Wikimedia Commons