Save the Earth and Add Some Beauty with Bloomin Published on March 08, 2016 Paper bowls. Paper cups. Paper planes. Paper napkins. Newspapers. Toilet paper. Sketching paper. Paper, paper, paper. It’s everywhere, it’s constant, and it’s flooding landfills all over the world. The EPA published an article saying 34 million tons of paper was thrown away in 2008 and paper makes up 13% of solid waste in the US alone. But are we expected to stop sending birthday cards, go without elaborate wedding invitations, or tell businesses they can’t send sale notifications or get business cards? Absolutely not, due to Bloomin. Bloomin has recreated the paper-product industry, designing products from 100% post-industrial, recycled paper that is colored with totally-natural, vegetable-based pigments. But that’s not the best part – you can actually plant any and all of their products. Plant a wedding invitation? Absolutely! Plant a wineglass charm? Of course! Plant confetti? Yes! All of Bloomin’s all-natural seed paper can actually be planted and Bloomin’s seed paper has the top germination rate in the market. But they don’t end their earth-friendly tactics at recycling paper to send you plantable products to create a garden or just add a touch of beauty; they also take the earth-friendly game up a notch. All of their collection is printed with water and soy based inks and the wrapping is primarily corn-based. It doesn't stop there - their production facilities are sustainable, too. They installed a 30 kW solar power system so they can seriously say they are powered by the same sun that makes their paper products grow. To see this information and read more, visit the Bloomin Facebook page. A few of their products are listed below: StationaryMemorial photo cardsWedding invitationsCoastersPromotional business productsGift tags Just for fun, they have Seed Bombs that you can just fling anywhere or give away to people you pass. These are a great way to get involved with Earth Day! So now you can not only invite your loved ones to your little one's birthday party, but send them a collection of seeds that could include scarlet flax, English daisies, carrots, and even trees! The next time you start to order something made out of paper, remember you can give a more unique product and give the world a little love with Bloomin.