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3 Paper Headlines From Twitterland

Here are three stories for you – paper inspired going-ons from Twitterland this week. Click the tweets to follow the links.

1) PACKAGING INNOVATION ENCOURAGES DRIVE THROUGH BIKING

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This article is about bike-friendly packaging – a recycled cardboard carrier for your burger, fries, and drink that will hang on your handlebar. The article has a video showing the magical unfolding of the hanging package to reveal the undisturbed contents tucked inside.

@packaginggeek, from Sewell, NJ, puts the business and innovations of packaging in context with, well, pretty much everything.

2) A NEW NEED FOR TISSUE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

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Read about the process of one finalist’s entry into the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Charmin and Cheap Chic Weddings. Judith Henry, of Woodland Hills, created one of ten dresses selected to compete in the final judging from 1,400 entered designs made from toilet paper. You’ll be surprised at how elegant and sophisticated these dresses are and Judith’s detailed work is painstaking.

@PaperOnline, from Europe, tweets about paper products, paper art and paper-based applications.

3) NOTE FROM THE PAST – ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

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The story is known to us all, yet it’s still excited every time I read about a message in a bottle being found and reunited with its writer. The girl (now woman) who wrote the note summed it up nicely – “I’m a scientist, so knowing the statistics that would be involved for something like this to happen is almost impossible,” she said. “It makes it feel like anything is possible.” Check out the short video. It shows a map of the journey the bottle likely took.

@VersoCo, headquartered in Memphis, TN, is a leading North American producer of printing papers, specialty papers and pulp.

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