Used agenda has a new activity in the class of Bolivia’s Cecilia Tapia, who combines it with seeds and vegetable fibers like banana, pineapple and cattail leaves to actualize aesthetic handcrafted bedding of agenda able of growing flowers if planted.
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An ecological architect by profession, Tapia told EFE that she consistently had an appetite to advice assure the environment, aloft all by recycling.
“I capital to appearance bodies they can use agenda twice…that they can recycle it and so assure our biodiversity,” she said.
That led her to actualize Bohemia Paper, a activity focused “on conservation,” with the confidence that “everyone can accord a atom of sand” to that mission.
After admission from university she won a challenge for entrepreneurs that awarded her “seed capital” of $1,000, with which she was able to barrage Bohemia Agenda in 2012.
Aback she started the project, the baron had to amalgamate it with her assignment in a non-governmental organization, a job she alone three years ago to address herself 100 percent to her eco-project.
Tapia now works in her La Paz branch amidst shelves burdened with altered kinds of paper, vegetal decay and added materials, additional some huge baptize tanks for assimilation the paper.
The assembly action begins with the accumulating of decay paper, white sheets, notebooks and cardboard, with offices and schools as her capital suppliers.
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“What we can’t use is fax paper, carbon paper, plasticized agenda or magazines that use coated paper, or alike newspapers,” she said.
The administrator showed how the agenda is put through a action of actuality cut up, blood-soaked and submitted to a affectionate of condensate to accomplish pulp, the base for authoritative the new handcrafted leaves of paper.
What’s new about this biodegradable agenda is that the lurid is alloyed with seeds, vegetable fibers, rinds, bioresiduals, leaves of assistant copse and cattails, and broiled flowers “to accord the agenda textures and colors,” Tapia said.
The agenda that contains seeds “can acknowledgment to the earth,” because aback put in a pot “it can abound flowers” or herbs like chamomile, Peruvian atramentous excellent or Bolivian coriander, “which are the ones we use,” she said.
Her own business cards are samples. On the aback they say “Sow me. Booty affliction of me. Watch a new activity grow.” Yes, her own agenda can abound flowers if buried and watered.
In adjustment to accomplish these cards alone seeds that admeasurement 1 millimeter (4/100 of an inch) are acclimated “that can be independent aural the paper,” while $.25 of black pencils are acclimated for the added artistic.
Bohemia Agenda articles are “laboriously” fabricated by hand, which gives them a “unique” finish.
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“Each area is altered from the others, which is accepted by artists and foreigners attractive for articles with a acceptable assembly action that is environment-friendly, back we don’t use achromatize or baneful aniline dyes,” Tapia said.
Bohemia Agenda makes business cards, calendars, bookmarks, certificates, bells invitations, altogether cards, books and more.
Tapia circadian produces amid 30 and 40 bedding of paper, admitting appropriate orders, like affidavit with broiled flowers or coca leaves, booty a little added time because they crave “being formed in greater detail.”
Another affection of Bohemia Agenda is its adeptness to aftermath items creatively “personalized” to the client’s taste. For example, the card of a bistro can be fabricated of agenda fabricated with extra coffee grounds.
Tapia’s branch is in La Paz, but the baron addendum that “more bodies could booty up this work,” and to accomplish abiding they do, she offers training courses, aloft all in rural communities, so added women “can alpha a business.”
Bohemia Agenda has accustomed orders from the United States and Germany, admitting their capital audience are bounded “socio-environmental” enterprises that appetite items like labels for accouterment or to analyze the capacity of containers.
The bulletin Tapia seeks to accord with her activity is that it is accessible “to actualize an abridgement with abstracts that are actuality ashen and which, instead of auctioning them in a landfill, can be accustomed a additional chance.”
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She additionally wishes to appearance that it is accessible to aftermath “in an environmentally affable way, after communicable the baptize or the land.” EFE-EPA gb/cd