Karst Stone Paper presented its new development - paper made not from cellulose, but based on stone dust and plastic. It is many times stronger than traditional, tear-resistant and, in addition, waterproof. Because of this, it is difficult to write on it with ink, but markers and pencils do the job perfectly.
The new material is based on a familiar substance - calcium carbonate, but nothing is known about the plastic with which it is mixed. On the company's website there are only assurances that it is non-toxic and recyclable, and in essence it is a binding agent for stone dust. Most of all, the finished sheet of such material resembles ordinary paper in a layer of laminate.
The main slogan under which Karst Stone Paper wants to promote its products on the market is not to destroy trees in paper production. However, there is a catch - modern paper already consists of 64% of recycled waste paper products. Waxed or parchment paper decomposes perfectly in compost, but the impregnated paper used to make disposable fast food dishes cannot be recycled. And Karst Stone Paper risks repeating the same fate.
The company admits that they have not yet found anyone who would undertake the processing of their brainchild. In theory, this is possible, but in practice it does not work yet. And what is the point of replacing ordinary paper with a durable but non-recyclable mineral-plastic analogue? So far, this only bodes well for an increase in the amount of waste without any benefit.