Did you know that cut grass is NOT waste? We make paper from it!!!

Grass is used primarily for feeding herbivores. Grasses growing in areas temporarily or permanently withdrawn from agricultural production have to be regularly cut, in every 2-3 weeks. What shall we do with all the cut grass accumulated from the fields? Not all of the grass can be used for animal feed. The practical and useful way of utilizing mowed grass has been a challenge and serious concern for the experts for a long time. Due to the high cellulose content of grass, it can replace the amount of wood used in paper production partially. The grass paper produced in this way uses less water and energy than in the traditional paper manufacturing. Paper with a grass content of 10-60% is called grass paper.

Advantages of using grass paper:

  • After the grass is cut, the host plant regenerates itself and does not die like a felled tree.
  • The grass grows continuously and can be mowed and cut several times a year.
  • Environmental pollution is radically reduced, due to short transportation. The mowed grass is transported to the paper mill from the surrounding farms and not from distant lands. Due to the lack of long transportation, environmental pollution is radically reduced. On average, the hay is brought to the processing factories from a maximum distance of 50 km, while the felled trees are transported from thousands of kilometers to the place of processing, often using several modes of transport, including water, rail and road transport.
  • Gift bags, boxes and wrapping paper made from grass paper are 100% biodegradable
  • The grass used for paper production is not "planted", it is actually harvested from fallow land. 100% waste becomes 100% profit!
  • Grass does not contain lignin and resin, so there is no need to use chemicals in paper production
  • A total of 2 liters of water is required to produce 1 ton of grass pulp, while 6,000 liters of water are used to produce 1 ton of wood pulp!
  • The energy consumption during the production of grass paper is significantly lower: 1 ton of grass pulp requires 137 kWh of energy, while the same amount of wood pulp requires the use of 5,000 kWh of energy.
  • The wood we use comes from FSC certified forests, which guarantees that new trees have been planted in place of the cut trees. This way we can guarantee sustainable forest management. In order to lower the consumption of wood we have to look out for new plant materials, such as grass. Squirrels can no longer jump on the branches of felled trees, birds do not nest in non-existent forests, but forest animals also happily survive on the cut grass!

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