Although we're past the hardcore gift giving season, that doesn't mean there aren't still birthdays and other celebratory events to be had this year. In the past we've talked about resourceful ways to wrap a gift that don't involve so much paper usage, but what if that gift bag wasn't made from paper in the first place?
Although the look just like their traditional retail counterparts, these Earth-Balance Bags are in fact made from stone. Yup, rocks. These bags are made from 100% tree-free paper and are a combination of raw inorganic mineral powder (which is pulverized powder from limestone) with a small amount of non-toxic resin added as a binder. There isn't any bleaching required and there's zero water consumption in the manufacturing process.
The result looks and feels just like the tree-tastic ones we're all accustomed to. You can find these paper-free paper products (including wine bags and gift wrap sheets as well) at a store near you. Check their website for the locations in your area!
(Image: Earth Balance)