Greetings Cards

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Handmade Greetings Card - Guinness Bicycle - Water Hyacinth Paper (Malulu Ltd)

Handmade Greetings Card – Guinness Bicycle – Water Hyacinth Paper (Malulu Ltd)

Many of the materials used to make these Handmade Greeting Cards are recycled, from bottle tops to aerosol cans. 

The paper is either plain, or made from harvesting water hyacinth.  This plant has taken over much of the local lake, to the detriment of other plants and wildlife.

These Handmade Greetings Cards are not only fun, but they benefit the environment too!

 

About the Supplier

Young man making greetings cards from beads, wire, paper and recycled materials.

Young man making greetings cards from beads, wire, paper and recycled materials.

 

The 'greenery' where these boats are moored is not grass but water hyacinth plants which are clogging up the lake, to the detriment of the surrounding wildlife.

The ‘greenery’ where these boats are moored is not grass but water hyacinth plants which are clogging up the lake, to the detriment of the surrounding wildlife.

The prime focus of this organisation is on the youth of their local area, from single mothers to street youths.  They provide vital sustainable employment to those who otherwise would face an uncertain future.

This organisation also provides indispensable advice and support to its employees on a wide range of topics, from domestic abuse and career advice to safe sex and the dangers of drugs.

Not only does this project provide essential support and employment, as well as care and advice, to the youth of the area, but is helps to make a positive impact on the local environment.  Recycled waste products, such as bottle tops and aerosol cans, as incorporated into the card design, and some cards are mounted on paper made from water hyacinth plants.

These plants have taken over much of the local lake, to the detriment of other plants and wildlife in and around the lake.  To keep the ecology of the Lake’s environment balanced, the Water Hyacinth must be removed, and  instead of throwing the Water Hyacinth plants away as organic waste, it is harvested and processed to make wonderful textured paper for these cards.