This Biodegradable, Multifunctional Paper Aims To Curb The Bee Crisis
City Bees created an environmentally friendly, glucose-containing material that can be used in products such as bags or coffee cups, at once helping curb plastic waste while also giving needed nourishment to the dwindling bee population
Due to factors like human population increase and the use of pesticides, the worldwide population of bees is in a decline. Solutions to help stop the crisis have been hard to find, but eco-initiative City Bees has come up with a special kind of paper that has the potential to save the important insects.
City Bees’ product attracts bees without being so sticky as to trap them, and contains glucose-giving energy for the bugs to feed on, nourishing them and allowing them to continue their flight. The paper also includes Lacy Phacelia seeds in the hope that they will be redistributed by the bees and grow into honey flowers.
The paper can take the form of many different objects, from bags and cups to tickets. This product creates an opportunity for companies with sustainability and ecological goals to incorporate an innovative environmental tool into their products, and City Bees has noted that it is ready to work with major brands to spread its efforts in saving the bees.