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New wrapping paper can be used to grow vegetables

New wrapping paper can be used...
Eden's Paper wrapping paper contains seeds which grow into vegetables once planted (Photo: Eden's Paper)
Eden's Paper wrapping paper contains seeds which grow into vegetables once planted (Photo: Eden's Paper)
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Eden's Paper wrapping paper contains seeds which grow into vegetables once planted (Photo: Eden's Paper)
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Eden's Paper wrapping paper contains seeds which grow into vegetables once planted (Photo: Eden's Paper)
Eden's Paper features five designs to choose from: Carrots, Tomato, Broccoli, Chilli, and Onion (Photo: Eden's Paper)
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Eden's Paper features five designs to choose from: Carrots, Tomato, Broccoli, Chilli, and Onion (Photo: Eden's Paper)
As one would hope, the wrapping paper is derived from 100 percent recycled paper (Photo: Eden's Paper)
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As one would hope, the wrapping paper is derived from 100 percent recycled paper (Photo: Eden's Paper)
Even the ink is vegetable-based, so it won't harm the soil (Photo: Eden's Paper)
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Even the ink is vegetable-based, so it won't harm the soil (Photo: Eden's Paper)
As of writing, the campaign still has 18 days left to run, with £1,000 of its £25,000 goal raised thus far (Photo: Eden's Paper)
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As of writing, the campaign still has 18 days left to run, with £1,000 of its £25,000 goal raised thus far (Photo: Eden's Paper)
A minimum pledge of £5 (roughly US$8) is required to snag one sheet of broccoli wrapping paper (Photo: Eden's Paper)
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A minimum pledge of £5 (roughly US$8) is required to snag one sheet of broccoli wrapping paper (Photo: Eden's Paper)
The seeds are embedded on the back of the wrapping paper, within layers of biodegradable tissue paper (Photo: Eden's Paper)
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The seeds are embedded on the back of the wrapping paper, within layers of biodegradable tissue paper (Photo: Eden's Paper)

As the holiday season gets into full swing, one inevitable byproduct of the widespread cheer will be masses of waste wrapping paper. One interesting idea to reduce this comes via Eden's Paper, which is billed as a "100 percent plantable wrapping paper," and can be used to grow vegetables by simply placing the paper into some soil, adding water, and waiting for nature to do its thing.

Currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, Eden's Paper features five designs to choose from: Carrots, Tomato, Broccoli, Chilli, and Onion – all of which come with the corresponding (organic) seeds embedded on the back of the wrapping paper, encapsulated within layers of biodegradable tissue paper.

As one would hope, the wrapping paper itself is derived from 100 percent recycled paper, and even the ink is vegetable-based, so it won't harm the soil. In addition, no glues or other harmful products are used in the manufacturing process.

A minimum pledge of £5 (roughly US$8) is required to snag one sheet of broccoli wrapping paper. As of writing, the campaign still has 18 days left to run, with £1,000 of its £25,000 goal raised thus far.

The promo video below sheds a little more light on the project

Source: BEAF via Kickstarter

2 comments
John D Mc
Banrock station wines had embedded native tree seeds in there wine casks in Australia 15 years ago!
kidsandliz
For $8 I can buy a bag of seeds, a roll of wrapping paper which then can be recycled after being used, and still have money left over. This seems like gimmick that is likely to result in a lot of tossed out wrapping paper and now seeds wasted too if given to someone who doesn't garden. Not to mention they'd have to save the stuff for months from, say, christmas if they weren't going to grow the veggies indoors. Not to mention exceedingly expensive and you'd have to know for sure the person receiving this grows that veggie.