We've seen greeting cards that turn into edible gardens and love all of the plantable paper products that are popping up all over. Now, there's a company creating cardboard boxes that your recipients can plant after unwrapping their packages!
The folks behind Life Box have created an awesome option for sustainable packaging. The cardboard that makes up these boxes contains a combination of tree seeds and fungi, which add only a negligible amount of weight to the package.
Once your recipients remove the contents from the Life Box, they can just tear up and plant the cardboard. Voila! You're probably wondering what folks are going to do with all of those trees, right? Planting trees is wonderful, but we all only have so much space in our yards. According to creator Paul Stamets:
The Life Box is a form of social as well as ecological currency. All the space you need for the first two years is that of two laptops. After the baby trees emerge, you need to plant them. So, you have two years to talk to family and friends about where some land is to plant trees—if you don’t have your own.
I also wonder if you could moisten this paper and include it in a recipe for making seed bombs!
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