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15.02.2021 | Sustainability
Grass paper – an alternative and sustainable raw material

In addition to the classic cellulose fibres, grass fibres have also been used as the basis for our gift packaging since 2019. As a rapidly renewable and domestic raw material, grass is a great alternative to classic “wood paper”.

How is grass paper made?

The grass fibres needed for production come from compensation areas. These are areas that have to be created as ecological compensation in construction projects in order to preserve and create habitats for animals and plants . After harvesting, the grass is dried, cleaned and ground to be compressed into pellets and taken to the nearby paper mill for further processing. To ensure the stability of the paper, classic wood fibres are added. Gift wrappings from ZOEWIE, for example, consist of 40% grass paper and 60% recycled waste paper.

Is grass paper a sustainable alternative?

The regional cultivation of grass paper ensures short transport routes and thus a lower CO2 impact. The cultivation on compensation areas does not claim any habitat, but leads to the creation of the same. Because the grass grows back quickly, it can be harvested several times a year. Energy and water consumption is also significantly lower compared to virgin fibre paper.

Where can I dispose of grass paper?

Grass paper can be disposed of in the normal paper bin. It is recyclable and can be reintroduced into the material cycle to produce recovered paper. Did you know that our gift packaging is marked with the Grüner Punkt and the Resy label?

Are you convinced by grass paper? Then take a look at our collections or make an enquiry for your individual gift packaging made of grass paper!