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Eco-Friendly Products, Packaging and Practices
FiberStone Paper is made from 80% Calcium Carbonate (CaCOз) with a small quantity of resin as a binder. The Calcium Carbonate comes from limestone collected as waste material from existing quarries. It is ground down to a fine powder and then mixed with the resin to form thin sheets. Together these materials create a substrate that is both water and tear resistant!
Who should use FiberStone™ Paper?
Being completely tree-free, FiberStone Paper is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to help conserve one of our earth’s valuable carbon absorbing resources--TREES.
A substitute for virgin or recycled paper
It can be used as a substitutefor traditional papers, synthetic papers, films, and even recycled papers, and PVC Sheeing. Being impervious to water it is also useful for outdoor applications. FiberStone™ photodegrades back to Calcium Carbonate after a period of about one year!
How does FiberStone™ Paper Compare to Paper?
One ton of paper uses 20 trees, 16,000 gallons of water and 36,000 BTU's of energy. In contrast the same amount of Fiber Stone uses no trees, no water and exactly half the energy to produce (pretty cool eh?).
How Carbon Offsets Work
We are all responsible for climate change and we all must be part of the solution. Carbonfund.org makes it simple for anyone, or any organization, to reduce and offset their carbon emissions.
Carbonfund.org supports carbon-reducing projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Their goal is to help drive the price of clean technology like wind energy below that of dirty technology like coal. When that happens, utilities and the market will begin building wind turbines simply because that is the most cost-effective way to provide energy.
So besides reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, carbon offsets drive down the cost of clean energy, hastening the transformation to a clean energy future. [back to top]
Canine Companions for Independence
We are very proud to donate a portion of our profits to Canine Companions for Independence. CCI is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, CCI is the country's largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs. CCI is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship. [back to top]
Recycled Bottles (PCR)
PCR is a blend of reclaimed natural HDPE (primarily from milk and water containers) and virgin resin. The recycled material is cleaned, ground and recompounded into uniform pellets along with prime virgin material.
It goes without saying that by recycling we are reducing the amount of waste in landfills and being more respectful of our natural resources however there are other consequences; Recycling creates 6 times as many jobs as landfilling. Because most plastic is recycled locally we're reducing our dependance on imported oil in a variety of ways; the oil from which the bottle is made, the oil used to ship the oil to this country the energy used to convert the oil to plastic and the oil used to ship the raw material to our part of the country to be made into bottles.
Currently only about 3.5% of all plastic generated is recycled compared to 34% of paper, we're doing our part to improve that number. [back to top]
All of our products and components are made in the USA. Most of them are made right here in Southern California to minimize transportation-related impact. Our products are manufactured only at FDA approved labs that adhere to strict quality standards and are regularly inspected.
Our herbs are ethically and organically grown by a select group of independent farmers whose concerns for the environment meet our ethical standards and quality control. [back to top]
Our Spa Collections are all assembled at Par Services, which provides productive employment for over 250 developmentally disabled workers. [back to top]