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Green Field Paper Company - Recycled sentiments

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - I thought that I would never see a paper company that used no trees, that was until I stepped inside the Green Field Paper Company.

"All of our products are 100 percent tree-free. We don't use any virgin trees in our paper," Shari Smith said.

When it comes to paper products here, almost anything goes.

"This particular paper is made out of SeaWorld recycled uniforms. These were trainer uniforms," Shari said. "And we embedded this paper with seeds so you can actually plant this in the ground and it will grow."

In fact, well wishes to wildflowers is a common theme on any Green Field note card, invitation or announcement.

"It's embedded with an array of wildflowers, all non-invasive seeds that can be planted anywhere in the country," Shari explained. "On the back it tells you how to do it. You take the card, rip it up, put it in the ground, put it in 1/2-inch deep soil and water it and watch it grow."

There are also options if you prefer your writing paper seedless.

"We also use an array of ingredients that typically would be thrown out in the trash," Shari said.

They've designed personal greeting cards for everyone from Jackson Brown to Bill Clinton and all their tree-free paper products are freshly pulped right on the premises.

"All of our invitations, greeting cards, announcements, these products are all from handmade paper," Shari said. "We take sheets of 100 percent organic cotton and sheets of consumer waste and mix it with water in our pulper and we have it ready to go."

Green Field Paper is a company with conscience and a commitment to sowing the seeds of recycling to all who receive their greetings.

Green Field Paper Company
7196 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, California 92111
(858) 565-2585
(888) 402-9979 toll-free

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