With the reality of the climate crisis more pressing than ever, we can all do our part for the environment in ways big and small. Start by making changes towards sustainability in your daily life, like consuming less meat, using reusable bags instead of plastic ones and renting instead of buying for items such as clothes, books and even movies. And rather than buying paper notebooks, save our trees by opting for a more sustainable alternative – stone paper.
Sydney-based company Karst Stone Paper recognised that the need for paper isn’t going away any time soon, and decided to make an alternative that’s not only better for our planet, but an arguably better product than traditional paper. The stone paper in Karst’s luxurious hardcover and softcover notebooks are made from one of the most abundant substances on earth: Calcium carbonate. Waste stone from the mining and construction industries is recycled and repurposed by crushing it into a powder, and combining it with a non-toxic, recyclable binding agent to make stone paper. No trees, water, wastes, acids or bleaches are used and the manufacturing process leaves a smaller carbon footprint than traditional paper by 60 per cent.
Not only is it eco-friendly, stone paper also has a super smooth feel, a bright white colour and is both waterproof and tear resistant. Ink doesn’t bleed through and with no grain direction on it, unlike traditional paper, the stone paper is a pleasure to write on as pens glide smoothly across the pages. Design-wise, the luxurious notebooks are sleek, minimal and bound in hard- or softcovers. Sketchpads and planners are also available.