Panda Joy's cards are 100% Tree Free with no tree pulp used in its production, consisting of 75% Bamboo and 25% Cotton Linters. Bamboo and Cotton are exceptional renewable resource and with responsible plantation and mill management, they are the ultimate sustainable alternative to wood pulp.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet, stronger than steel, an impressive soil regenerator, CO2 absorber and oxygen producer….bamboo has some awesome super powers that most other plants don’t. This is an environmental super plant that has varied usage.
Bamboo is a renewable spontaneous giant grass that needs less pesticides, less water and less care than other plants. They grow rapidly, absorb large quantities of CO2, have greater capacity to flex than steel and with a greater resistance than wood, these qualities make them a more sustainable alternative for most things including making Panda Joy cards. Using bamboo significantly reduce consumption of hardwood-made paper.
Bamboo is capable of growing more than one meter per day, making it the fastest growing plant on the planet. On average a pine tree might take 30 years to grow and ready to cut down, bamboo is grown and ready to be used after just 3-4 years.
Being a grass, bamboo help prevent soil erosion, captures a great quantity of Co2 which is four times higher than in traditional young forests by producing 35% more oxygen. Each planted hectare of bamboo is able to naturally subtract 1000 tons of CO2 and at the same time allow to obtain 20 cubic meters of material every year.
Cotton Linters, the side kick to super more sustainable and environmentally friendlier bamboo. Panda Joy cards are partly made of cotton linters, 25% to be precise. Linters are the short fibres of the cotton found around the seed of the cotton plant. Normally, these are not used in the production of clothing due to their reduced length and are seen as pre-consumer waste for the textile industry, but a very useful precious resource for making Panda Joy’s greeting cards.
The linter is detached from the cotton seed through a special operation; this is an important source of cellulose that is used for the production of viscose as an alternative to wood pulp for the production of our cards.
Panda Joy's bamboo cards are biodegradable. This mean that they absorbed right back into the earth, for cleaner, safer soils. They are more friendlier to our planet and landfills, better for dirt quality and does not leave many unusable by-products leftover during production.
We are doing our part to preserve the environment. Even though our cards are biodegradable, they are also recyclable. Don't forget to do your part; if you cannot biodegrade our cards, please recycle them when you are finished with enjoying the joy they bring to you. And do give yourself a hug.
Panda Joy's card products are acid free; meaning that no nasty chemicals are used in the paper production and therefore no chemical reaching natural resources.
Panda Joy’s greeting cards are more eco-friendly than most other cards. They are designed and produced to have no negative effect on the environment and its communities. Our brand and products are all about doing no harm and doing good.
Our paper mill manufacturer is FSC certified. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization that sets certain high standards to make sure that forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible and socially beneficial manner. The bamboo and cotton linters we use for making of Panda Joy cards meet the required ethical production of the Forest Stewardship Council. The bamboo and cotton are harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious and economically viable.
We are avoiding any plastic in the manufacturing, packaging and shipping of our products to reduce landfill waste and not further damage the planet and its communities.
As part of our commitment to the environment and its communities, we look for alternative solutions including using by-products along with sustainable raw materials to lower the ecological impact of our card production. The manufacturing mill that supplies our raw materials uses EKOenergy-labelled electricity for its sustainable paper production.
EKOenergy is an ecolabel for renewable electricity. It is a not-for profit initiative of the EKOenergy Network, a group of more than 4 environmental organizations from 30 countries.
The process of making paper in a paper mill normally require a lot of energy, which is often sourced through dedicated co-generation and hydropower plants. Panda Joy cards are therefore produced using renewable and sustainable hydropower energy with the EKOenergy ecolabel to combine energy savings and environmental care.