About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Innovative way to manage wastes, prevents deforestation for the sake of making papers, initiates afforestation


The most commendable feature of the Plantable Paper is that it is completely made out of residual organic waste produced from cotton factories and is free from any wood pulp. Even the dyes used to give the vibrant hues to the paper are organic dyes like Indigo, Cochineal, Weld, and Cutch, making the paper completely safe and environment-friendly. In the paper-making process, first a homogenous pulp is prepared using the cotton shreds, binders, seeds, and resins, which is then flattened out on screens having muslin membranes to manipulate the paper thickness. After the paper is semi-dried, it undergoes a process that stunts the germination of the seeds. Finally, the sheets are further air dried and molded in shapes based on the product. The recycling procedure to grow plants from the plantable paper is easy. First shred the paper and put the pieces in a pot of soil, then cover it with about half an inch of soil. The pot then needs to be placed in the sun and has to be watered regularly. The saplings start to sprout in 10-15 days. The fruits and vegetables obtained from these plants are perfectly safe for consumption since no chemicals are involved in the process of manufacturing paper. Tomato & Co. has moved past just tomato seeds and has now managed to make paper that contains lavender, chilies, carrot, jasmine, basil, lemon mint, lettuce, marigold, sunflower, wheat, parsley, and orange too. Source: https://www.ecoideaz.com/innovative-green-ideas/kritika-parwal-innovates-unique-plantable-paper

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Kritika Parwal (Tomato & Co.)
Address: Tomato & Co, Unit of Kritika Complex Pvt. Ltd.D-54, Ashok Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur - 302001 Rajasthan, India
City: Jaipur
State: Rajasthan
PIN Code 302001

Email: contact@tomatoandco.in
Contact No: 9950457555.0
Website: Tomato & Co

Practice Details

Link: Our system offers a low cost, simple and reliable solution to the problem. The system is designed to be affordable for all. The potential markets of this type of system are- high density apple orchards, cherry orchards, pear orchards, peach orchards, plum orchards and all other “delicate fruit” orchards which get damaged easily due to hail storms
Manufacturing Capacity: c) Sub-contracting, d) Licensing
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Problem Scale: 2) Around the world

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/106

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