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  • kushalKR

    it doesnt matter if it is like paper or not but it should be something which can be used instead of paper and remember guys our ancestors also didnt have the paper they used to write on stone we should have something thats light , easy to carry , and of course write able thats all

  • Dayna Williams

    Just wondering, how does something made from calcium carbonate get recycled into plastic? Can they make plastic out of limestone these days? I guess I am also struggling to see how making something out a finite resource like stone is more sustainable than making it out of renewable trees. Saying "stop cutting down trees" is like saying "stop cutting down those crops in the field:" the issue is not to stop them being used, but to use and replant them sustainably.

  • Desone Burns II

    This doesn't have to be exactly like paper. Think of regular pencils vs mechanical pencils. Of course more people will behind this because its so important that we stop cutting down trees. Regardless of the texture, if it can replace paper for any given application, I'm behind it.

  • Lindsey Smith

    I think this is a great idea, but I don't think it is similar to paper or could ever replace it. These pictures make the produce look like paper, but it is a digital tool? I think I may be confused. However, I do LOVE the idea of the ease of recycling the product! I love seeing innovators who lead the way to a more environmentally friendly world. When will Repap be available to purchase?

    • Adele Peters

      It is very similar to paper, with a few bonuses (you can wipe off writing, it's waterproof, etc.). Basically, it can be used for anything you'd use paper for now. On their site, it looks like they might just be taking wholesale orders, and unfortunately I don't know where it's available for sale yet.

      • Lindsey Smith

        Thanks for letting me know! Wonderful... I'll keep my eye out

  • Georgina Wilcox

    This doesn't make a lot of sense to me... plantation forests can be replanted and more wood grown -- but we can't make more limestone. I wonder if they have looked into using calcium carbonate from other sources.

    (Also, would the 'repap' dissolve if you spilt carbonated softdrink on it?)

    • Adele Peters

      Hi Georgina, great point. Limestone isn't renewable, but it is very abundant and accessible. If the product could be fully recycled in a closed loop (rather than just made into flowerpots and other products, like they're planning) it would be even better. I haven't seen any full lifecycle comparison of this product with tree-based paper, but my guess would be that much more energy and water goes into just growing trees, let alone in the paper production process. They say the product's waterproof, so I think it would survive a spill (another advantage to tree-based paper is that it's much more durable until it's recycled).

  • Cece Chou

    This is so cool. I do want to hold it in hands and see how it feels.

  • Franqk Bernard

    I guess rock ....

    *puts on sunglasses*

    finally gets to beat paper
    YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

    • Ryan Allard

      So can I apply that retroactively?