A lot of wrapping paper gets wasted during the holiday season. Sure, some of it ends up in the recycling bin, and some even gets folded and saved for reuse. But a lot ends up in the garbage, too.
A UK company seeking funding on Kickstarter has found a novel way to make wrapping paper reusable: embedding it with vegetable seeds, similar to plantable greeting cards.
Called Eden's Paper, it's constructed of two layers of recycled paper, with one side printed in vegetable-based ink and seeds sandwiched between the layers in rows. The idea is that you plant each 18x28-inch sheet flat, and your vegetables will grow in straight lines. There are five to choose from: broccoli, tomato, carrot, onion, and chilli.
It's a little on the pricy side -- the 5-pound Kickstarter reward (about $8) is one sheet of wrapping paper (plus shipping), which might be a little hard to justify for all your presents. But if you have a friend with a green thumb, it might be a thoughtful way to package a gift.
(Source: Crave Australia)