During the mining process in Taiwanese quarries, residual stone waste is released in the form of limestone. This limestone is collected by the Taiwan Lung Meng Advanced Composite Materials Company ⛏️.
The limestone is important for extracting calcium carbonate. This is done by grinding the limestone into powder. This stone powder is then stored in a large container and serves as the main ingredient for our erasable stone paper.
This is where the magic takes place! "By adding HDPE to the calcium carbonate as a binder, erasable stone paper can be made from it".
HDPE itself is recycled plastic and can be recycled after use. At the moment, HDPE is the most environmentally friendly binder we can use.
Ready to ship! ⛵ The stone paper and the Friction pens are transported in large quantities by ship to the Netherlands and collected in Almere by our importer. Since several parties order from the importer, more stone paper is transported per transport than our order alone. As a result, we minimize the (negative) impact of shipping together.
Time to bring the books to life. We have chosen printing company De Bij in Amsterdam, because it is one of the most sustainable printing companies in the Netherlands. Here the booklets are printed and then transported to our Van Wijk bindery in Utrecht.
The booklets are ready to use! We store them in our distribution center Studiebijdehand in Zuidland. As soon as you place an order, your MOYU booklet will be sent from there and you will receive your order within 2 working days :-)
Everything comes to an end. Or not! We do everything we can to recycle our products in the best possible way. Cradle to Cradle recycling (with silver certificate) is possible in Asia, but not yet in the Netherlands or elsewhere in Western Europe. Unfortunately, returning the stone paper to the factory in Taiwan has a major impact on the environment. That is why we choose to keep the stone paper in the Netherlands. Fortunately, several parties are busy setting up a stone paper factory in Western Europe, so that we can recycle the stone paper with minimal impact.
Until then, we offer to take back your booklet (free of charge) after use, so that we take on the responsibility to recycle the booklets or give them a second life in collaboration with charities.
In the unlikely event that your booklet ends up with the plastic or paper, it will eventually be sorted with the plastic and processed accordingly. No toxic fumes are released during combustion and the calcium carbonate even has a neutralizing effect on other toxic substances in the oven.
We are aware that the product and our production chain can always be more sustainable. Just think of the transport process from Taiwan, the plastic in the pens and the not yet closed recycling chain in the Netherlands. That is why we are always looking for more sustainable solutions and we are open to all ideas and initiatives that make our product a little more sustainable!
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