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The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company
by Doug Black
on 11 July 2008
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For anyone who's ever wondered what to do with all of their excess elephant poop, there's finally an answer: turn it in to paper. The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company has been converting dung into a wide variety of paper products since 2002 and their business practice is refreshingly sustainable. They start by collecting the abundant poo from various conservation parks, converting it to paper, which they sell in various formats in stores across the globe and through their online "Poo-tique." A portion of the proceeds go back to elephant conservation and welfare programs, which aid the animals themselves, who are more than happy to contribute even more dung, and the cycle continues.

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The company has over 150 products like journals, noteboxes, stationery and greeting cards (pictured above). And fortunately, the poo paper doesn't smell anything like fresh dung. That's because the company first lets the waste dry completely before thoroughly rinsing it. What's left is the fibrous refuse from the plant life elephants consume—a remarkably perfect source material for paper production.

Check out the Poo-tique yourself, or just explore the site for a healthy does of elephant history and fun facts.

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