Gallery: POOPOO PAPER: Made From Elephant You-Know-What

 

Following today’s theme of animal excrement as viable design material (dare I say Tuesday = “Poo”sday?), here’s another great example of turning waste into function. It turns out elephant dung is chock-full of the fibrous materials ideal for making paper. The Great Elephant PooPoo Paper Company collects the waste from elephant conservation parks, rinse, boil, and color it, and add a dash of other natural goodness like banana and pineapple tree fibers. The sheets are even formed naturally, the paper pulp poured and into a tray angled against a tree, facing the sun to dry. It doesn’t get much more pure than that! Plus the notecards, stationery, and envelopes are simple, colorful, and many boast the image of the company’s namesake “elefriends.”

Even better, a portion of PooPoo Paper profits go towards elephant welfare and conservation efforts. And at every level of their business process, from dung collection to design, production, packaging, and labeling, PooPoo Paper is committed to sustainable practices and supporting positive social impact for all creatures (man and elephant!) involved.

+ The Great Elephant PooPoo Paper Company

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  1. mllea June 16, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Why not give the percentage in real numbers-that would motivate me; as well as what percentage goes to the people making the product

  2. Salina Jimenez June 6, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    You shuold do different kinds of animals poo!! That would be so cool I would buy every single one that you made I love your product. I have just bought one of your wonderful poo jornals.

  3. Susan Christenson May 31, 2007 at 4:57 am

    This is a beautiful creation. I have a horse and would love to recycle his waste, not to mention that of the other equines on the property where he lives. The owners of my stable pay 1000′s of dollars each month to have it hauled away to a land fill. Ever since the spinach e coli disaster (caused largely by factory farms), no one wants the manure for free,…. fearful of ecoli. Hence, board increases, etc. So,…..if I could figure out how to turn the waste into something useful, it would be a win win for everyone. Please write me back or respond.

    Many thanks,

    S

  4. Eliza Katzen March 25, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    They give a “portion” of their profits to somehow improve elephant welfare. I’m not sure this is legitimate.

    Any happy customers?

  5. Willy West March 23, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Ok what kind of chemicals does it take to make this poo paper.
    And what kind of energy is used?
    Will

  6. Paul Statman March 23, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Wonderful, wonderful work. Thanks for helping the environment, and setting such an example to us all.
    Kudos.
    Paul & Becky Statman

  7. Patty Bowers March 23, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    WHERE can I buy this?
    This is a great idea, & I’m so happy
    the recycled waste benefits elies too!
    P.Bowers

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