Packaging the Future: Poop Paper is Some Useful Shit!

by , 01/15/11

Turns out elephants aren’t the only ones with usable poop. Sheep poo can also be made into various paper products! The makers of Sheep Poo Paper cheekily remind us that “Every letter you send is like sending a little piece of Wales,” which when you think about it, is literally true! Ew? Ewe!

Most interestingly for this blog, snail excrement was used to package pre-cooked escargot for safe and protected travel. Though the snails probably wouldn’t like being shipped in their own poo, what a novel (and waste-free) way to package the delicate gastropods. So, why not other fragile things? And check out the amazing colors the snails can turn out.

Of course packaging isn’t the only useful thing that can be done with poo; this car runs on it (literally!). I predict that in the future, people will wonder why we wasted so much perfectly good crap!

+ Packaging the Future

packaging the future, green packaging, starre vartanStarre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick and author of The Eco-Chick Guide to Life (St. Martin’s Press). A green living expert, she contributes to The Huffington Post and Mother Nature Network (

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1 Comment

  1. usledsupply staff January 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    This is a creative idea! And definitely has much less of an environmental impact than the paper-making process.

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