Handmade PapCot items are a heritage art of India which gives an opportunity of creating something novel with very few resources. Millions of Trees are being cut for making paper. Paper for bags, writing pads, books, tissues, etc. The handmade PapCot industry is a sustainable and eco-friendly way of packing production. In a contribution to this endeavor, the Handmade PapCot industry provides employment to several thousand women and men. Distinctive art of Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Maharastra, Kerala, and Rajasthan PapCot is able to maintain its flavor till now.
Paper means Cutting Trees:
One of the biggest problems that the world is facing today is that of environmental pollution, increasing with every passing year and causing serious and permanent damage to the earth. Saving the environment is a survival requirement.
Management of waste as a resource can be a great way of sustainable living. By encouraging the reduction, recycling, and reuse of wastes as raw material for new products can make big difference. Paper is a fundamental part of most aspects of our society. A total of about 400 million tons of paper are produced each day and 90% of this paper is produced from the mature pulp. And the demand for paper is increasing day by day. But one dismaying fact is that millions of trees are fell in a day to make paper. Paper made by the conventional method causes high pollution.
Handmade PapCot making is a traditional art, which plays a vital role in this venture from India. The handmade PapCot utilizes non-wooden raw material and the meagre volume of water, thus it is considered as Sustainable and Eco-Friendly raw material for making Reusable and Elegant packing for Bags, Gift items and even writing pads .
PapCot making is an acid free, alkali-free and nonpolluting process that has many advantages over conventional process of paper making. The industry is sustainable from social responsibility as well as natural resources and economic perspectives The paper industry is a forest based industry. Depleting forest cover is a major cause of concern. The PapCot industry uses completely non-forest raw materials.
At present, it uses only cotton rags, silk waste and likes, thus saving hundreds of thousands of trees.
Handmade paper is a unique art itself, which have a significant identity. Although it been changed from time to time it is yet popular in and outside India. In the 16th century Sawai Man Singh, the emperor of Amber and an Innovative King, who was looking for garments waste to be used in a sustainable way, brought some skilled workers to his kingdom and started this innovative product.
Cotton cloth rags, Silk fibers, and banana tree fibers, and other natural raw materials were used to make PapCot. It is totally chemical-free and no acid or alkali is used to make this. The natural raw material gives a distinguished strength PapCot!
PapCot manufacturing process is
1. Low waste emissions and 2. Low energy consumption, it saves resource and overall cost, it protects the environment by recycling and reusing thrown materials.
Handmade PapCot is
3. Biodegradable 4. Reusable, and 5. Recyclable product which can be widely used for writing, packing, decorating and gifting.
It can be Reused at least 50 times as it is very strong and does not get effected by a light drizzle!
It is also a substitute for a paper which completely depends on forests. PapCot is the need of the hour for sustainable management of natural resources. PapCot industry needs to be promoted as it provides
6. Employment to many low skilled , economically poor women and men resources in a sustainable way.
7. Do not leave harmful residue. And the 8. Colours used in manufacturing are 100% natural and safe. There is no harm to the environment and workers.