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Poo Poo Paper Recycled & Odorless Paper Products

By Email author - Sat, 11 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Poo Poo Paper Recycled & Odorless Paper Products

Did you know that an adult elephant can eat between 300 and 600 pounds of food per day? Yet 60 percent of that leaves the elephant in an undigested state. The elephant will drink roughly 30 gallons of water each day and produce 220 pounds of dung. One enterprising company has thought of an ingenious way to use these many pounds of material!

That company is called 'Poo Poo Paper' and just like it sounds it makes 100 percent recycled paper from elephant dung. They are quick to point out that it is also 100 percent odorless.

Beyond paper, the company makes a variety of other products made from the dung of several fiber-eating animals. They are all inspirational, innovative and entirely sustainable.

The hand-made paper starts with the collection of the dung pulp that has been naturally dried from elephant conservation parks. The elephant dung is full of fibrous material from their diet which is transported to a factory and processed into excellent paper.

The dung is pre-rinsed leaving only the digested fibrous material from bamboo, grasses and fruits that the elephants have consumed. The fibers are then boiled to ensure cleanliness. At this point color is added and other natural fibers from banana trees and pineapples are included to add strength to the paper.

The fibers are then separated into wafers, each weighing about 300-400 grams, and then spread over a wire mesh measuring 60cm by 90cm. This mesh is then allowed to dry in the sun for several hours. When completely dry, the raw paper is ready to be made into a variety of products.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale of Poo Poo Paper goes toward conservation efforts in elephant parks in Africa and Asia.

This allows the company to proudly mix commercial enterprise with a sustainable product life cycle. Poo Poo Paper sells their innovative and sustainable paper products at retail outlets in North America, Australia, Japan and Europe.

Further details available at Poo Poo Paper online.

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