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Pablo Dorigo Sempere turns Venice canal algae into postage stamps



Spanish-Italian designer Pablo Dorigo Sempere has extracted algae polluting the Venetian Lagoon and used it to make paper postage stamps for the Italian city.
Dorigo Sempere made the product to showcase the qualities and ingredients of algae paper.
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.

"Stamps are very interesting objects in themselves, since they have always represented historical moments, but also show a high level of technology," Dorigo Sempere told Dezeen. "If we go into collectibles, stamps are the objects that achieve the highest weight-to-value ratio in the world," he continued.
"The stamp has the extraordinary power to travel all over the world and to tell a story."
"Being in the environmental situation in which we are, I realised that working with paper in a sustainable way can be as necessary as working with any other typical everyday object."

Favini started making its Shiro Alga Paper when the Italian government asked the company to find a technique to make use of the build-up of algae that was harming the...
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