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Eco-Wrapping Paper Grows Vegetables

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Andri Antoniades introduces Eden’s Paper – a gift wrap that grows organic vegetables.

There are plenty of sustainable options for wrapping your presents this holiday season, but none are quite as delicious as the type that grows organic vegetables. 
Designed by U.K.-based creative agency BEAF, the colorful wrap is made from 100 percent recycled paper and decorated with vegetable-based inks. Its seeds are embedded on the back in seven layers of biodegradable tissue paper that’s free from glue, making it safe to put in the soil. 
Eden’s Paper may have been the center of international attention of late, but the company isn’t the only one to sell gift wrap able to grow plant life. Bloomin’ Seed Paper in Colorado also sells wrapping that can grow flowers and herbs. 
The more the merrier. The Eden’s Paper website reports that the U.K. alone throws out enough decorative paper each year to encircle the world nine times. There are all sorts of ways to prevent that kind of needless waste, but the most mouth-watering may be the type that comes with a side of vegetables. 



Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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