Today’s Solutions: May 19, 2024

Being the hotspot that it is, the Venetian Lagoon has become a filthy body of water (though that’s not the case now). Algae regularly covers the water, which isn’t a good sign of health. In a classic case of opportunism, a Spanish-Italian designer has used the polluting algae to make paper postage stamps for the Italian city.

 Otherwise known as Shiro Alga Carta, this material was first produced in 1992 by Venetian paper company Favini. Titled From Venice with Algae, the stamp project takes its name from a play on the well-known saying “from Paris with love”, which comes from the name of a 2010 action film.

The designer hopes that, by using the paper method to make stamps, the innovative and eco-friendly material will be sent to and seen by people all across the world. Make sure to keep an eye on our website this Saturday as we’ll be posting more stories, including another featuring Venice. 

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