SOURCE: Greener Ideal
TITLE: TerraSkin Tree-Free Paper: Made from Stone
BY: Ian Andrew
DATE: September 14, 2009
You may not be able to get blood from a stone, but now you are able to get paper from a stone, thanks to a new company called Terraskin. The unique paper product is made without the use of any trees whatsoever, and opts instead to use mostly mineral powder and a small amount of non-toxic resin. Plus, making it requires no water, and it produces no pollutants into the water when it's done.
Although a sheet of Terraskin looks and works almost like real paper, it's incredibly soft to the touch, tough to tear, and doesn't absorb ink like regular paper, meaning you'll use around 30% less ink as you would on paper pulp from trees.
And just like regular paper, it's degradable. After 6 months left outside, Terraskin paper returns to its natural form as mineral dust.
The high end product may not have any real day-to-day usage because of its price point, but Terraskin would certainly be an ideal choice when sending something such as wedding invitations that you want to go above and beyond Forestry Stewardship Council Certified.