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Using grass as a raw material for paper causes 75% less CO2 emissions than wood.
 

Using grass as a raw material for paper causes 75% less CO2 emissions than wood.

Why we changed a running system.

Why we challenge everything at ARMEDANGELS? Because there’s always potential for improvement. Not only concerning our fashion but its packaging, too. Our shipping boxes, for example, play an essential role for our ecological footprint. That’s why we started looking for alternatives. Sure, there’s recycled paper. But is there an even more sustainable way?
 
Processing grass to
make paper does not
require any chemicals.
For one ton of
pulp you only need
2 liters of water
(compared to 6,000 l
when using wood
as a raw material)
and only 1/10
of the energy.

When your order arrives at your place, the grass for a new grass box has already regrown.

The greenest in packaging.

Our grass paper is made of 40% grass from close by meadows and 60% FSC-certified wood pulp. The advantages of grass as a raw material?

Shortest trip

On average wood-pulp for paper production is transported 4,000 km. The grass for our boxes grows on meadows close to the paper factory in the Swabian Alps. If you combine the reduced energy consumption during processing with the savings during transport, using grass as a raw material for paper causes 75% less CO2 emissions than wood.

Grass needs less

Unlike hard wood, grass hardly contains any lignin – a plant-based glue that helps trees grow tall. This substance needs to be removed with lots of chemicals and water to process wood for paper production in order to get soft wood pulp in the end. This isn’t necessary with grass.

The greenest in packaging

Our grass paper is made of 40% grass from close by meadows and 60% FSC-certified wood pulp. The advantages of grass as a raw material? Swipe right to discover all the advantages of grass paper.

Grass needs less

Unlike hard wood, grass hardly contains any lignin. This substance needs to be removed with lots of chemicals and water to process wood for paper production in order to get soft wood pulp in the end. This isn’t necessary with grass.

Shortest haul

On average wood-pulp for paper production is transported 4,000 km. The grass for our boxes grows on meadows close to the paper factory. The short transport routes save lots of CO2.

No cow is left behind

Don’t worry: No animal will have to go without food for your grass box. Our grass mostly comes from unutilized ecological compensation sites. Those biotopes are mown very late in the year. At this time, the grass has grown so high that it has become woody.

Bees love grass paper

Our grass grows on wild meadows together with flowers and herbs. This biodiversity not only make your grass box smell nice, it also protects our bees.

When your order arrives at your place, the grass for a new grass box has already regrown.

No cow is left behind

Our grass mostly comes from unutilized ecological compensation sites, that are mown very late in the year. At this time, the grass has grown so high that it has become woody. So don’t worry: No animal will have to go without food for your grass box.

Bees love grass paper

Our grass grows on wild meadows together with flowers and herbs. This biodiversity not only makes your grass box smell nice, it also protects our bees.

On the frontline: Fighting for a vision.

The guy behind the idea of grass paper is called Uwe D’Agnone. He has set himself the goal to produce paper in the most sustainable ways imaginable. His vision? To establish grass paper so that the positive effects to the climate can be measured in the future. Count us in!

Once again: Nothing to hide.

As always, we wanted to see the production process with our own eyes and speak with the people behind it. So we travelled to the paper factory in the Swabian Alps. See for yourself how the production works there...
 

The water cycle

 
 
The water used during the production process is almost completely collected and finds its way to the on-site purification plant.
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