With Father Winter on the outs and the sun shining brighter than ever on New York City (the high today is 68!), it’s a great time to plan a “Welcome to Spring” party, host a themed picnic for friends in a local park or enjoy a spa day with family at home with friends. Pull out your lucky pen and start the invite process. I’m currently loving the variety of patterns and colors that Chicago-based company Waste Not Paper offers. Not only the colors are appealing, but also the company’s strong stance on sustainability.
On their site, they say,
Our paper comes from mills that practice responsible, sustainable forestry as certified by objective 3rd parties. Much of our product is created using renewable energy sources, such as hydro power or wind power.
Our entire line of solid cards, envelopes and paper is produced without elemental chlorine (PCF). Our printers operate with reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emission and recycle their ink waste. Many of our note sets are handmade from renewable content, usually cotton or bark fiber.
We have nearly completed the bulk transition, offering our line of exclusive solid colors with recycled content containing at least 30% PCW (post-consumer waste). Beginning this year, our luxe papers are also made in the USA and contain recycled content.
We have swapped out all of our packing materials to reduce waste (and peanuts), and continue to look for creative ways to reuse packing materials.