Rice papers because they burn with almost ZERO ash. Pure rice papers include NO chemicals, NO pulp and NO hemp. ELEMENTS paper was designed as a rice paper in the classic style of old Alcoy, pressed it to make it ultra slow burning and incredibly thin. Also just a thin strip of natural gum from sugar was added. The result is probably the best rolling paper ever produced by man. Elements® burn with zero ash, except for a tiny line caused by the sugar gum turning into caramel as it burns.