Paper Planet Project
Same Old Paper, Brand New Life
Project Manager: Sarah Moore
The Paper Planet Project is a social enterprise that is diverting paper from Fleming College waste streams and turning them into profit. We are starting with the Paper Planter Kit, a turnkey educational kit designed to teach elementary school children the basics of biodegradable practices, gardening, and nutritional literacy. The kit comes with the actual little paper planter cups, soil, seeds, instructions and lesson plans for Kindergarten to Grade 8 written by qualified primary school teachers so that it integrates seamlessly into the curriculum.
Our first Paper Planter Kits shipped in February 2020 and more are on order! We are already looking for the next market opportunities and to start prototyping the next Paper Planet product line.
Here is how this incredible project got started: Dylan Trepanier, a founding member of the Fleming College team and a past President was troubled when he learned that a lot of the paper the College was sending to recycle was actually ending up in the landfill instead. He came up with the idea of reducing the financial and environmental cost of disposal by diverting it and making something useful with it.
This started us on the journey to identify market opportunities and then a very thorough prototyping process. And now here we are, launching our first product line with our first sales in March 2020.
Awarded People’s Choice at the Project Fair at Enactus World Cup in San Jose, California, 2019. Awarded a 3M Accelerator grant in 2019. Second Runner Up in the Enactus Regional Exposition in the TD Entrepreneurial Challenge 2020
We are accepting orders within the Peterborough/Kawartha Lakes area! To purchase a Paper Planter Kit or a Home Pack, message us below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper Planter Kits – $20
Each kit contains 25 Paper Planters, soil, seeds, instructions and lesson plans for Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Smaller packages designed for home use. Contains 5 or 12 Paper Planters, seeds and instructions
5 Pack $5.00
12 Pack $10.00