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Retro style is making a comeback, and along with that comes the revival of the instant camera. However, these cameras can be very harmful when they end up in landfills. A large portion of cameras is made out of plastic. The batteries are often made from nickel or lithium-ion, containing chemicals harmful to humans and the environment. None of these elements should be in a landfill or incinerator.

This is why Paper Shoot launched the first vegan, eco-friendly camera. Their retro cameras are slim, simple, and easy to assemble. In addition, the company uses eco-friendly materials, such as stone paper, for the case. Their goal is to “create sustainable, long-lasting alternatives to film and disposable cameras.”

“We’re doing our best to produce responsibly by sourcing sustainable and recycled materials where we can,” Paper Shoot said, “and combating unethical labour by providing all of our workers with living wages and healthy, safe, and happy working conditions.”

Paper Shoot gives you a retro aesthetic without the need to throw away a disposable plastic camera. This is the perfect opportunity to capture a moment in life without using your smartphone. When the average person spends 5-6 hours on their phone a day, these cameras are a great way to get back to living in the moment and return to the simplicity of photography.

“The Paper Shoot Camera is compact, simplistic, and founded on the principle of connection: because you can’t see the photos until after, and there are minimal controls and the ability to take unlimited photos, you can easily take a photo of your life as it happens around you, and then get back to it just as easily.” Photo Shoot’s website says, “We’re not about producing the fanciest, highest resolution photo because that’s not what truly matters – it’s what’s in front of the camera that’s worth more than any piece of technology.”

Paper Shoot’s compact camera is easy to put together without any tools. In the Paper Shoot camera pack, you’ll get a case in the design of your choosing, a circuit board, a camera strap, an SD card, and two brass fasteners. They have a wide range of vintage designs to choose from, and you can always swap out the case if you feel like switching it up.

Photo Shoot’s vegan and eco-friendly camera is a great sustainable gift for the film lover in your life. It’s a simple alternative to plastic cameras with an artsy, vintage look. Check out the camera here.

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