Don’t get us wrong, we love an informed society as much as the next guy, but books do take up a fair amount of space and they’re not exactly Mother Nature’s best friend. Tackling the problem head on is Argentina-based publishing company Pequeño Editor, which recently released Mi papá estuvo en la selva (translation: my father was in the jungle) – a children’s book that you can plant once you’ve finished reading.
Plantable books make so much sense we’re actually a bit sad we didn’t think of it. Like there’s plantable paper so of course there would eventually be a plantable book. Enabling us to discard our books in a sustainable way AND plant a tree while we do it? It’s the future. Boasting acid-free paper and ecological ink, Pequeño Editor’s release is raising the publishing bar and encouraging kids to read, recycle and garden. By giving a book a new life – actually just returning it to its old life – Pequeño Editor are truly onto something.