Wallpaper is a product that is not alien to the growing demand of society for ecological products. Their challenge is to adapt or be replaced by new, more sustainable decorative techniques.
Among all the initiatives, a brand such as Papeles de los 70 stands out, which has designed the first 100% compostable wallpaper on the market, putting this product back on stage to “dress” the walls of our houses. Papers that for many people are an essential element for home decoration, with original patterns that give a very personal touch to the walls.
In the 70s, the wallpaper was a cult for lovers of decoration and interior design, after a bump, now it returns with force thanks to some innovative proposals, it returns to compete with traditional painting on the walls of the houses.
For all of us who worry daily about the raw materials of the products we consume, and their environmental impact, choosing a wallpaper was very complicated.
Modern wallpapers are made from synthetic fibers, which makes their recovery or recycling impossible. Even traditional wallpapers, those that take the greatest care in their manufacture, are made with dyes, varnishes and adhesives that make recycling and reuse impossible. All this kind of paper ends up in landfills, hopefully.
A greener first alternative was paper-based wallpaper. But if we study it carefully, we see how industrial dyes and adhesives are used in its manufacturing process, which make it non-recyclable.
And the solution arrived for those of us who seek sustainability in the decoration of our homes, we found the first 100% compostable ecological wallpaper, made entirely with raw materials of plant origin, without artificial dyes, which makes it 100% biodegradable.
Baptized as Veruso Lino, it is an alternative that respects the environment, made up of 65% linen and 35% viscose, a wallpaper that is made entirely with plant and natural products, which at the end of its useful life they will become food within the biological cycle while respecting the ecosystem, or it can become new raw material.
It is manufactured thanks to an innovative needle felting combined with a hydro-interlacing process, which does not require conventional adhesives.
Veruso Lino’s flax is grown in Normandy (France). The advantages of cultivating flax are that it does not need large amounts of water and does not produce waste, and all its derivatives can be used. Linen fibers are ideal for making wallpaper, as they are bactericidal (kill bacteria), antistatic and repel dirt.
To glue Veruso Lino to the wall, a support raw material is needed to match the linen. For this they use viscose, textile fibers of natural origin that are obtained from wood through an industrial manufacturing process. The wood used is from sustainable forest management, with FSC certification.
Advantages Veruso Lino wallpaper.
A beautiful product from an aesthetic point of view, which will give your home a fresh and fashionable atmosphere.
- Texture pleasant to the touch and sight.
- Robust and resistant, designed to last long, reducing its footprint.
- Cozy, very warm and neutral tone to enhance the spaces.
- Its special composition of linen and viscose gives it characteristics of acoustic insulation.
- Great capacity as a thermal insulator.
- Ability to absorb moisture without deteriorating, releasing it when the air dries, although it is not recommended to install it in rooms with high humidity such as bathrooms or kitchens.
- It complies with the main European standards on fire safety, suitable for use in public environments, as well as domestic or residential environments.
- Not toxic. Its 100% plant-based materials do not release toxins into the environment.
- 100% recyclable. We can use it to make new products.
- 100% biodegradable. It decomposes into natural chemical elements without harming the environment.
- 100% compostable, we can give it a second life and turn it into a quality fertilizer in our compost pile.
What to do with the wallpaper when we change it.
If you decide to put Veruso Lino compostable wallpaper in your home, some years later, of course, you will have to change it.
Thanks to the fact that when placing it we use a special organic adhesive, when we remove it, we can use this old paper together with other vegetable waste in our compost bin. After a few months, the composting process will turn all that “garbage” into a high quality natural compost.