Visiting cards that can 'grow into a plant' made by a Kanpur firm catches a civil servant's fancy
IFSofficer’s post about his business card that can ‘grow back into a plant’ goes viral on Twitter.
- Seed paper is a biodegradable paper created out of a mix of paper-pulp and organic seeds.
- The business card shared by IFS officer,
Parveen Kaswanis made by Kanpur-based Wild Lense.
- The Indian ecotourism company also makes plantable invitation cards, pens and pencils.
AdvertisementWe have often come across people throwing away paper business cards on roads — which just adds more to waste. What if we said, there’s a way you can use business and when you decide to throw it away it can become a plant.
IFS Parveen Kaswan — an Indian Forest Officer with 206,000 followers on Twitter — posted a picture of his unique business card made of seed paper. Anybody who will visit his office will get that parting gift which can be later grown into a bright basil plant.
Seed paper is a biodegradable paper created out of a mix of paper-pulp and organic seeds.
So now anybody coming to my office is getting this. This card when planted grows into a bright basal plant. Thanks… https://t.co/5tBm3UlF0P— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) 1598958414000
Soon Kaswan’s Twitter post went viral with people asking for more details. Moreover, several experts lauded the idea and suggested people to use such products. Some users thought it would make for a great birthday and wedding cards — which are often disposed of.
@ParveenKaswan @WildLense_India Can one be mailed/courier on request I want t share this with my daughter.— Sanjeev Nanda (@sanjeevnanda) 1598971233000
@ParveenKaswan @WildLense_India Your innovations never stop amazing me. Keep going— Harleen Kaur (@HarleenParmar) 1598961602000
The business card shared by Kaswan was made by Kanpur-based Wild Lense.
“Yes. The card is made of cotton paper. seeds are pressed in it. it can be called as seed paper also,” Kaswan further said while replying to users asking for more details.
Ok. So many friends are enthusiastic about the idea. So I asked for more details. These people will design for you… https://t.co/3c4jeOLUMg— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) 1598963847000
Our most awaited products, Plantable Pen, Pencil, Invitation card and Visiting cards. Just throw on mud and it will… https://t.co/xlAEmVPCeh— WildLense® (@WildLense_India) 1594536551000
Wild Lense India recently said they are introducing plantable pens, pencils, business cards and wedding invitations. These products can be grown into a variety of different plants including marigold, brinjal, chilli, coriander, tomato, daisy white among others.
What is seed paper?
AdvertisementWild Lense India is using seed paper to make some of these products. Seed paper is a special eco-friendly paper which is made of paper pulp and also has wildflower, herb or vegetable seeds in it. The seeds in these hand made paper can still grow after the papermaking process. It can be used to make stationery, cards, invitations, and decorative wraps.
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