MoMA Store Goes For Paper-Free Packaging

The shop at the Museum of Modern Art in New York does nothing without style, so it is fitting that their bags and boxes should now be made from TerraSkin, (mentioned earlier by Justin here) a paper substitute made from inorganic mineral powder and resin. No trees were damaged in the production of this paper and no water wasted; apparently high temperature is used to melt and dissolve its ingredients. When "left out in nature" it dissolves back to what is basically ground rock in six to nine months. It also is non-porous and takes 20-30% less ink to print on it. While TreeHugger says that no packaging is the best packaging, these look like keepers. Overwrought flashy website at ::TerraSkin via ::Sustainable is Good

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