Welcome to Frogprint!
Trying to do your part for the environment?
We can help.
Introducing the Frogprint Paper Range.
A greener alternative to any current paper product you may be using.
Is your business or household trying its hardest to do everything it can to become more environmentally friendly? Recycling is one thing that you may be doing to support sustainability, but you can not recycle every piece of paper that your staff or family uses.
Consider paper originating from alternative sources!
We here at Frogprint are trying to help you by sourcing the finest in paper alternatives, so you can do your best to reduce your mark left on the environment
The extremely rapid growth and natural regeneration properties of bamboo are what make for bamboo being considered the “green” material. Bamboo’s environmental benefits stem largely out of its ability to grow and spread quickly in some cases 1 metre per day without the need for fertilizers, pesticides or much water. A bamboo grove can also release some 35 percent more oxygen into the air than a similar-sized stand of trees.
A pole of bamboo can regenerate to its full mass in just six months! Bamboo can be continuously re-harvested every 3 years, without causing damage to the plant system and surrounding environment. During the time it takes to regenerate, the bamboo plant’s root system stays intact so erosion is prevented. Continuous harvesting of this woody grass every 3-7 years, actually improves the overall health of the plant.
It is believed that if bamboo were planted on a mass basis it could completely reverse the effects of global warming in just 6 years, and provide a renewable source of food, building material, and erosion prevention.
Habitat loss is a significant cause of frog population decline, as are pollutants, climate change, the introduction of non-indigenous predators/competitors, and emerging infectious diseases including chytridiomycosis. Many environmental scientists believe that amphibians, including frogs, are excellent biological indicators of broader ecosystem health because of their intermediate position in food webs, permeable skins, and typically biphasic life (aquatic larvae and terrestrial adults.)
The first evidence that Australian frog populations were in serious decline was provided by the disappearance of two species — the southern day frog and the gastric brooding frog. However, the urgency of the situation and the global nature of frog declines were not apparent until 1989. Although the factors responsible for the sudden fall in frog numbers are not clear, a number of human activities are harmful to frogs.
Some of the most harmful include:
Land reclamation by drainage in wetland areas, leading to loss of breeding sites.
The conversion of temporary ponds to dams for stock use, resulting in trampling by animals (such as cattle) and destruction of surrounding sheltering sites.
Insecticide and herbicide use in agricultural and horticultural areas, particularly aerial spraying.
Introduction of the mosquito fish, trout and other fish that prey on frog eggs and tadpoles.
Increased salinity caused by land clearance (most frogs are salt intolerant).
Siltation from forestry operations.