Stone paper is the sustainable alternative to normal "pulp" paper. It is a sustainable development in a tree-free type of paper that mainly consists of crushed stone (Calcium Carbonate). During the production of stone paper, no water and bleaching agents are used, which ensures, among other things, a 67% lower CO2 emissions.
The crushed stone, which enters the process as a waste product, is mixed with 20% recycled HDPE, a clean plastic, consisting of carbon and hydrogen. This mix is extruded in an efficient process into thin sheets of stone paper. After applying a top layer for graphic printing, the material is ready for use. The stone paper of the MOYU is made of 80% Calcium Carbonate, 20% plastic.
Did you also know that stone paper is ISO 14001:2004 certified and also ROHS, REACH and FDA. In addition, stone paper has the C2C silver certificate and the Castor Gaea certificate of KIWA.
The stone paper feels sturdier and slightly thicker than normal paper and is tear and water resistant. With a wet cloth you can wipe every page clean in an instant and because the paper is very sturdy, each page can be rewritten up to more than 500 times. However, you do want to keep some notes and these are easy to digitize with the well-known scan apps such as Microsoft Office Lens, cam scanner or evernote.
After a few years of use, the ink on the pages will slowly fade. Perhaps by then you would like a new fresh book. Because the paper is probably still good for a second life, we will gladly take the booklet back in exchange for a 10% discount on your next purchase. We donate the notebooks to children who need school materials. At a later stage, we plan to recycle the stone paper and make new stone paper from it again. However, this is not yet possible locally because there is still too little 'waste' stone paper.