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ISN’T PAPER BETTER THAN PLASTIC?

(Two wrongs don’t make a right!) No doubt all single use products are a massive problem & REUSING is the fix!

Here’s a behind the curtain fact 🙌: paper is NO better than plastic. A lifecycle analysis will show you that it usually ends up in landfill when it’s improperly disposed of.

🙉 Paper causes deforestation, uses more energy and water to be produced, it usually comes packaged in some sort of plastic anyways. Also, paper can only be recycled 6 times max, after that the fibers are too weak to hold together. We can go on & on...


'I AM NOT PAPER'🌲 PlantPulp™ material is forest free, made from reclaimed plant and veggie byproducts that otherwise would be disposed of as waste & it doesn't produce harmful blackwater that can end up in our waterways. There is no sludge full of heavy metals from the additives and chemical printing inks to be sent to the landfill or even end up as harmful emissions in our air if it is incinerated. Ok, enough whining, we can debate the details of which one is worse or we can take a simple action & use a more sustainable option!

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WHAT'S IAMNOTPAPER MADE FROM?

Banana skinz & other things!

We've developed our I AM NOT PAPER to be made from anything & everything sustainable, natural, BUT NOT trees 🪵. Not man managed trees, not old growth, recycled wood, not even plantation timber. So, lots of love for our forests. ecosystems & the animal habitat they provide. 


Our tech 📟 is called PlantPulp. Using agri by-products & fast growing plants E.g. wheat stems, reed, corn stover, sugarcane, husks & straw, textiles & cordage wastes. Fiber crops & wild plants tamed by woman-kind, such as kenaf, hemp, jute, bamboo & flax. We are constantly playing with more raw material sources.

We've tweaked the process a little, but totally changed what materials goes into it... 

LININGS & BARRIER COATINGS?

Potato skinz & more.

Similar tech when it comes to liquid proofing (sealing liquid like coffee, sauces or oils etc). We've played with this a lot, & here we need a barrier layer to prevent leaks, seepage at boiling temps & to keep food & drink taste unchanged.

 

We work with some great material 🔬 specialists to develop our own PlantPulp veg starch & water based linings. Without any petrochemical mixes that a actually work with biodegrading & composting goals but also functional. (That means clean shirts) 👚! FYI There is a massive challenge in getting the balance right between fit for purpose & disposal composting times. 

Before I AM NOT PAPER, modern paper pulp came mainly from tree wood & plastic from fossil fuels. Devastating to 🌳 forests, 🐟 oceans,  ecosystems, 🦍🐝 habitat & landfill. But, it doesn't have to be like that. NO MORE, NOT EVER :)

 
 
 
ARE YOU HOME COMPOSTABLE {DO WORMS LUV YA?}

Yep, voted # 1 in worm’s 🪱 weekly magazine.

 

But hey, don’t take our word for it, see what the peeps are saying about our worm loving products, here goes Miami Compost Hub>

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPrhuYRpQR2/

I AM NOT PAPER is made from PlantPulp, not impermeable wood chips (like conventional paper is), and we make 100% sure any liquid barrier lining is also made from PlanPulp tech; it contains NO petro-chems / plastic mixes whatsoever. So when disposed of in a natural aerobic environment, buried in a backyard or landfill soil, or at home with other 🥗 food scraps & compost material, or commercial compost facilities, it will naturally and totally biodegrade & compost back to nature.

HOW LONG DOES IS TAKE TO FULLY COMPOST EXACTLY?

Our view is that there’s a lot of confusion about compostability out there. The white 🥼coats told us compostability timeframes depends on the ‘myriad’ of possible conditions of the environment at the time (... something like that). Honestly, we just know our products aren’t consumed in a lab. They’re enjoyed and then disposed of, in the many different conditions all over this beautiful country! 

So here it gets a li'l technical. And we need to be honest. There is no exact time frame. It’s a natural product going into a natural environment and there are many determining factors, such as: the soil condition (is it constantly fertilized, is it maintained), quality of active compost, temperature, 🌦 water (rain), sunshine. Nonetheless, rest assured we’ve tested & tested this & I AM NOT PAPER PlantPulp won't hang around forever & most of the time is fully gone in around 8 weeks.

So apart from the right raw materials, nature’s elements play a huge factor, maintaining 🍃 active compost is the best approach. For optimal & timely results, keep the soil alive. 

WHAT’S YA COMPOST CERT NUMBER, BABY?

Call me, call me now!

We’re in the process of obtaining compostable certification for Australian standards (AS4736 & AS5810) covering both home & industrial compostability. Check here for updates & plz stay tuned.

Whilst the standards 📜 are great to have from a marketing perspective, our products go above & beyond the scope of these compostable standards. How so? Being totally natural, plastic free & made from PlantPulp, our products simply work better at biodegrading when you compare them with bio plastic & paper made from woodchips.

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS RECYCLABLE? IS RECYCLING A GOOD OPTION?

Recycle 'em, Should we?

In essence, yes they are. BUT with all food & beverage items, it’s wise to thoroughly rinse the items, before placing them in the recycling bin. Although our products are recyclable, there are a few things to consider before you make a choice to recycle, or compost.

Once we thought recycling was the answer to all of our material ills, & in some areas it still is (like glass & metals). Unfortunately, when it comes to 'normal' paper & plastic 'food & heavy ink' based products... not so much, as the process involves:

* Enough 🔌 energy involved to wake 🧟‍♂️ Frankenstein.

* 💦 Excessive amounts of water.

* Detergents, Bleaches, 🧪 Chemicals.

* Diesel, electricity & gas... high fuel inputs.

* Expense.

* Pickup costs & energy used.

* Public 🤷🏽 misuse.

* Strain on recycling plants due to oversupply, rejection, sorting and contamination issues... (sorting, food contamination, ends up in landfill).

So plz check with your local recycling plant for up to date information and changes to their policies, and please consider all of this, and make an informed decision on recycling.

 
SO... WHAT BIN SHOULD I CHUCK U IN?

So, you’re a love em’ & leave em’ type hey?

Some of our heroes are getting creative, & are reusing our products. Here’s a clever example; @sprout.manly

 
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Others are rinsing out their cups after first use, & refilling coffee & water throughout the day, (we do too) prior to disposal.

So our first choice is to try limit single use & reuse & get creative wherever possible (there’s some clever ducks out there!)

Second is to bury me in the ground/home compost bin. 👩🏽‍🌾 If you're out of space, try find a commercial compost facility.

Thirdly, we have recycling bins; provided that you have washed the product thoroughly (helps reduce contamination & sorting issues) & checked with your local recycling plant on their current policies).

Last place, simply dispose of our products in your ordinary rubbish bin, which will end up in landfill. They’re compostable & will naturally biodegrade over time.

DO YOU GUYS DO CUSTOM PRINTING & BESPOKE PRODUCTS? OR WORK WITH INDUSTRY ON NEW PROJECTS?

How does it work?. Yea, & low min qty’s too!

Sure thing. 👩🏻‍🎨 For custom printing, call us up for exact lead times & production slots avail. Usually around 8-12 weeks landed, with minimum runs of just 24 boxes on most products at no extra charge. Including the product design & graphic artwork, all on us.

We also re-work pricing for larger orders. Consigning stock to you or to our warehouse to distribute to you over time. We work with all types of industries on bespoke products, there’s no shortage of possibilities and our team is always tinkering with innovations for industry. 

Reach out here-

 
DO YOU HAVE DISTRIBUTORS / STOCKISTS ?

Ahh, yes we have some, they’re our besties!

We don’t just pick any distributor that has an interest in our products. We make sure they are the real deal, share our passion in helping the environment and have a proven track record with delivery & 🚛 serviceability, so everyone is well looked after.

 

Our distributors have full approval from BOBO. >(check them out)<

If you’d like to join in & are interested in distributing our products, contact us to find out how we can partner up:)

 
WHAT’S YOUR PRICING? HOW DO WE BUY? DO YOU HAVE WHOLESALE PRICING?

Easy! Clear & affordable, check it out!

We’ve made our pricing as affordable as possible, & in our shop you’ll find pricing for all products. Our pricing is wholesale with a difference... Anyone can order, not just wholesalers.

Minimum orders? Nada baby, no minimums. All available on our online shop.

DO YOU OFFER TRADING TERMS?

Our model is easy & modern. For us to have a meaningful impact on fighting deforestation & plastic pollution, we need to have a lean operation. That means keeping costs down, like avoiding the need to have accounts people chasing money owed & avoiding employing sales staff to bother you for orders.

Instead, our model is online, & we don’t offer trading terms. You simply click into 🛍 our store (link), order what you want, pay, & we deliver. Pretty simple concept & helps keep our pricing acceptable.

 
WHAT ARE YOUR DELIVERY TIMES? ORDER CUT-OFFS ETC?

We’re good at that too!

Apart from our distributors BFFs, we went automated & hooked up with Aus Post / Star Track to pick & deliver. Which means you get your goods in 1-4 days. Usually shipped the next day if your order is placed before ⏰ 11:30 am.

 

Great for you guys & great for us not having to listen to some of our teams whinging waking up at 5 am...

We're blessed not to have had any issues so far. But if you're not happy with our products &/or service, plz call us for a replacement or your money back! No probs at all.

ARE YOU GUYS DESIGNING & BRINGING IN OTHER PRODUCTS ANYTIME SOON?

Oh yea! We've had so much luv & support so far! So U know, Bobo ain't gonna stop!

 

It’s very exciting, we can hardly wait to tell you. But, we need to save the announcement for our up & coming product launches.

I know, I know, we’re teasing, but you’ll just have to wait. 😜

 

There’s no end to the products we can make with PlantPulp. Basically, we can replace most paper or plastic products with our material.

 

What’s next? 🥳 Well… we promise you’ll be the first to know, & a bit later down the track, we’ll even open up the dialogue & decision making on product releases to you the public! (reach out if you have ideas).

 

Stay tuned:)

 
CAN I GET YOUR PRODUCT IN SUPER WHITE?

LOL, if this was 1984, then we’d probably offer it... but then again you’d probably have a 👩🏼‍🦱 perm & leg warmers on, I’d have a mullet, swing past in my Datsun, pick you up & we’d go to an aerobics 🤸‍♀️ class together.

Fortunately, we consumers are highly educated and understand white = bleach, and bleach is bad. It’s bad for the environment, & bad for your brand. Bleach screams 'shiny brand recognition is more important than the environment', and the modern consumer rejects this concept.

Our PlantPulp contains no 🧼 bleach, the colour you see is what you get when you keep it naturally unprocessed. It looks cool, & consumers totally get it !

DO YOU PROVIDE ANY SUPPORT, MARKETING MATERIAL?

When you invest in our products, you’re part of a movement, & we like to think of you as an instant 🥰 friend.

Our friends are our priority, and the more friends we have, the more trees we will save & plastic pollution we will avoid.

 

Our friends are provided with training & education 🤳🏽 (so that your front line people, like baristas are well informed), marketing material (point of sale material etc), as well as the opportunity to get involved with our initiatives, which is a tonne of fun & extremely rewarding for our friends & the planet.

WHAT'S PLANET HEROES ALL ABOUT?


They’re the strongest of the strong, the best of the best.


If you love what we do & use our products, you're no longer contributing to deforestation or plastic pollution! You're doing your bit:) so that makes you a PLANET HERO! 🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏼‍♂️


Spread awareness, be involved in 'HERO' days & community projects / missions we will host with the rest of the PLANET HEROES from time to time, or whenever you see the light in the sky.


Please note, this is why we exist. To protect our forests & make the world a better place through education & awareness. We're not just another packaging company. 

 

 

I'VE GOT MORE QNS?

Call us up or email 📧 anytime, we're happy to talk anything through.