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How Are Paper Shoot Cameras Eco-Friendly?

Congratulations on your first anniversary! What a huge milestone. If your first anniversary with a loved one isn't even coming up, and you're single, but preemptively planning a life with your future partner that you don't have yet, no shame. We've all been there.

Did you know that first anniversaries are considered "Paper Anniversaries" and that it's customary to give your partner a gift made out of paper for the occasion? Ick, right? What are you supposed to give them? A card?

What about a Paper Shoot Camera? They're a perfect, high-quality, and actually-cool gift that your partner will actually want. Long gone are the days of pretending to like the customized character book you got them, the personalized "where we met" map, or a booklet of paper "hug" coupons (even though that's pretty adorable). The Paper Shoot is the best way to stay on theme and give a great gift!

Our cases are made out of stone paper - a highly durable, biodegradable material made out of pressed limestone. It still counts as paper, but it's a great gift that your partner is sure to love! 

The cameras take photos just like film or disposables, but they're completely digital, which...

    How Are Paper Shoot Cameras Eco-Friendly?

    On nearly every Instagram and TikTok post, we get one or more variations of this comment:

    "Why wouldn't I just use my phone?"

    And hey - we get it! Phones are these tiny little omnipotent machines that can do everything from making calls, FaceTimes, and Tweeting, all the way to, yes, taking some awesome, high-resolution photos. 

    So why aren't digital, film, and disposable cameras obsolete anymore? 

    We want to preface this first by saying that if you're happy with your phone, then by all means, use it! If you have a film or digital camera that you love and don't have an issue with, then keep using that. We agree that whatever you have on you is the most sustainable option, but there are a few reasons why opting for a Paper Shoot over a phone camera makes sense for some folks. 

    While phones are an incredible resource for learning, connecting, and sharing, it is known that they are having an increasingly severe impact on our mental health. Phones not only cause anxiety, sleep deprivation, and depression, the impact that social media specifically has on our mental health is even worse. 

    The rate of adolescents who use social media...

      How Are Paper Shoot Cameras Eco-Friendly?

      Eco-friendliness and sustainability are quickly becoming exponentially important to consumers. In a movement that's absolutely necessary to assure our resources and protect our earth and its communities, it's not enough to just sell a product anymore - there's a dialogue that must follow in regards to a company's contributions to a growing market of sustainable and ethical products. We want to be open and honest in that dialogue as we don't believe in making sustainability claims to turn a profit without backing them up. 

      To begin with, we want to state that Paper Shoot Cameras are not a sustainable replacement for your phone cameras. We will never claim this and never have! They are, however, eco-friendly alternatives to disposables and film cameras, which have been growing in popularity in recent years specifically because people want breaks from their phones. The impact that phones and social media have on our mental health is a WHOLE other blog post!

      For a business to be considered green, sustainable, or eco-friendly, they generally need to show innovation and progress in the categories of environmentalism, community, and ethics. We have and continue to make strides in each...