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Seeded Paper Solution to Christmas Wrapping Waste

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December 13, 2013
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A British start-up believes it has the answer to the problem of paper waste at Christmas time. Last year, an estimated 227,000 miles of wrapping paper was wasted in Britain alone, but the company says their biodegradable wrapping paper implanted with vegetable seeds is an environmentally responsible alternative that continues to give even when Christmas is over. Jim Drury has more.


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