Paper for Planting

By Karen Knapstein 04.25.2014 blog
Paper for Planting

Schools and students go through a lot of paper. And at the end of the day, a lot of it goes into the garbage before eventually ending up in a landfill, which is not so great. The good news is that paper is biodegradable and it will eventually and that there are lots of recycled paper options out there.

But what if you could do one better? Botanical Paperworks sell seed paper to be used for paper stuff like invitations, greeting cards and craft projects. When you’re done, you bury it and four to six weeks later — your project sprouts! And while it might not be an everyday thing like the notebook paper you use at school, it’s a start.

We want to know what you think.¬†Are you going to start burying last semester’s notes in the backyard? What do you think? Vote in the poll to weigh in!


  1. Cali-Wentz

    YES!!! There was always a problem with people wasting paper, well this is a fun and easy way to not waste paper.

  2. Raul

    I Think Yes Cause It Can Be Useful To Student’s and Any One else that might use it. Also give students experiment this Useful. Like me i would love and experiment Paper Planting.

  3. Madison

    It would be a great ideas to do this. First we are saving the planet. Second we can have paper in our own back yard. Imagine all of the trees you can be saving.

  4. Gabby

    I think it’s awesome for kids it will be super fun for them

  5. kylie

    it will be great cause you wont be wasting paper and hurting the enviorment.

  6. Kyrstie Corwin-Hicks

    I think this will be great! Its one of the best things you could re-use for something like this.

  7. Lug Nut Bob

    NO WAY!! I won’t write on paper that grows a plant!!

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  9. Myrtle Ann Jo

    Yeah its biodigratable BUT it can get torn up or wrecked easliy. I don’t want to write on paper that grows a plant!!!

  10. Bobby George

    I think this it a pretty bad idea. First of all, it is too hard to understand, why would you write on paper with plants growing out of it! I might buy it if it can plant different seeds like sunflower seeds.

  11. Elma Lee Burgess

    It’s smart, we waste a lot of paper in out school.

  12. Kerby Barnes

    i think its stupid

  13. Joshua

    We should be going green for planet Earth.

  14. Mia

    I believe that this idea is absolute genius! For years, biodegradable paper has been wasted. Think of scarps when cutting art projects; they all just go into the trash without a second glance. And if you address an envelope incorrectly in pen, it goes straight in a landfill. But this brilliant invention will greatly minimize our carbon footprint.

  15. saifa reaz

    Plant out of paper is the perfect thing save environment.

  16. jessi riedel

    i think it would be awesome because we could reuse paper an its just cool

  17. Johnny Apple Seed

    If there apple seeds im in! Great idea

  18. Chandler Kelly

    I believe it is a good idea because it can save the environment, time and money. It will help the world/Earth be a better place.

  19. Sophie Grimaud

    This is a great idea! I waste a lot of paper during the day and I love to garden, so I think this idea is pretty cool!!!

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