THE ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
PLANNED DOWN TO THE DETAILS
The wood pulp used in paper production is transported for an average distance of 4000 km. The grass used in our grass paper cups grows on meadows very close to the paper mill. When you combine the significantly lower energy consumption during processing with the savings made on transport, grass causes up to 75% less CO2 emissions than wood.
CHEMICALS, WALTER AND TIME
In contrast to hard wood, grass contains hardly any lignin – a plant adhesive that helps trees grow high. This substance has to be leached out of wood when preparing it, using large amounts of chemicals and water in the process, after which you end up with soft cellulose. Using grass does away with all of that.
FOR ANIMALS TO BE JEALOUS
Our grass comes mainly from otherwise unused ecological compensation sites, which can only be mowed very late because they are biotopes. By this time, the grass is so tall that it has become woody. So don’t worry: no animals go hungry because of our grass paper cups.
IT'S NOT JUST BEES TAHT LOVE GRASS PAPER
Our grass grows on wild meadows together with flowers and herbs. This biodiversity offers a habitat for countless insects, mammals and birds, and therefore also protects our bees.
AT THE FRONT
FIGHTING FOR A VISION
Uwe D’Agnone developed the grass paper idea. His goal was to produce paper as sustainably as possible. His vision is to establish grass paper on the market to such an extent that it has measurable positive effects on the climate. We immediately knew we wanted in on this.
NOTHING TO HIDE
As with everything we get involved in, we wanted to check out the production processes for ourselves and talk to the people behind them. Our team has researched every last detail for your benefit. You will find all the information you need on our website – everything from a personal interview with Uwe D’Agnone to all of the official certificates.
NO EMPTY PROMISES
When we talk about sustainability, it’s not hot air or empty promises. The commitment we have chosen to make is very clear: We always give our best for our customers, our environment and our society, looking at issues from every angle – ecological, economic, and social. In doing this, act in accordance with our principle of “doing good before profit maximization”, and we work mindfully and with unwavering transparency to consistently achieve optimal results.