A few days ago we told you about an attempt by online retailer GreenCupboards to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest, handmade recycled piece of paper. Well, they did it, or at least they believe they did — but it will be a while before they can officially celebrate.
The Spokane, Wash.-based company mixed recycled paper into pulp and created the paper by pouring the mix into a specially constructed frame. The whole process started very early Friday morning. As of Friday afternoon, they were still waiting for it to dry, but a surveyor did the measurements and determined the paper to be 1,338 square feet — more than enough to break the record of 1,200 square feet, if Guinness determines that everything was done properly.
“Next week, we’ll put together all of our evidence and send it over to the Guinness HQ,” the company’s communications director, Tove Tupper, says via email. ”It will take 6-8 weeks to hear back with word on if we officially broke the record. Either way, we are pumped!”
People who attended the event were invited to plant seeds in the paper. World record or not, they will be able to come back later to break off a piece of paper to take home and plant.
Not bad for a publicity stunt.