Stone paper is the worst

Buy the paper that saves the trees which is made of plastic but we call it stone paper to hide the tactile obviousness.

“Stone” paper is one of the worst inventions ever. And so many companies jumped on the weird idea just to score dumb environmental points. Someone must have won the jackpot – wait actually stone paper is the same colonialist “discovery” story ha, two dudes “discovered” a Taiwanese company making paper out of stone and stole transformed the idea and turned into a separate business. I wonder did the Taiwanese company get any patent royalties? In their origin story they don’t say.

Anyway – it’s not even a good product. The eco friendliness is built on bad mouthing traditional paper brands and hiding the HDPE – plastic – it contains. The paper itself ha ha. Just try anything sharp enough. A mechanical pencil is effectively unusable, thicker nibs dry out while writing. The sun shining on your desk ruins your notebook.

It’s a terrible idea pumped up by making a business out of sustainability. Easy as that. If this will replace cellulose paper it may very well replace pet bottles as the no one source of plastic in oceans, rivers and in your body if you like pen and paper and you write a lot 🙂

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