Amazing Hand-Crafted Elephant Poop Paper From Sri Lanka

Amazing Hand-Crafted Elephant Poop Paper From Sri Lanka
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(EnviroNews California) – The ingenuity of the human spirit can be truly amazing, but this story takes that ingenuity to a whole new level. Tackling a wildlife quagmire in Sri Lanka, Dr Karl Wald set out to find a solution that would create jobs, while putting more value and protection on elephants.

The amazing four legged creatures were routinely running out of the national park boundaries designated for preserving them and wreeking havoc and foraging on local farms and landscape. Mr. Ellie Pooh came up with a amazing fix of sustainability by creating quality paper from the highly fibrous waste droppings of the docile creatures.

In addition to creating jobs, it has now been discovered that some of the very farmers detesting and even killing the creatures, can now make more from harvesting elephant dung than they can make from harvesting rice! These days, there is a lot more value being placed on these gentle and gigantic creatures in Sri Lanka as is demonstrated by this incredible interview with Pablo Oledo of Mr. Ellie Pooh at the 2011 San Francisco Green Fest.

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Amazing Hand-Crafted Elephant Poop Paper From Sri Lanka

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9 Responses to “Amazing Hand-Crafted Elephant Poop Paper From Sri Lanka”

  1. CEG
    November 19, 2011 at 5:18 am #

    Awesome story of sustainability utilizing elephant poop in Sri Lanka. More ingenuity like this could go a long way on the planet right now. Right on Mr. Ellie Pooh!

    • Soaring Hawk
      March 9, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      Couldn’t agree more!

  2. Soaring Hawk
    March 9, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    “I would love to have my business cards made out of dung!” Lovin’ it.

  3. EmmyAllgood
    April 14, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    Well,
    probably for greeting cards and such this might be a good idea .. but does this paper replace regular paper? I mean, is it quite economical??

    I would like to try some for sure ..

    • CEG
      April 15, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

      Mr. Oledo did pose that question towards the end of the piece and it said they can’t supply the world with their paper, but rather , have come with a unique solution to an environmental/economic problem.

  4. Jackie GreenThumb
    April 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    That is so flippin cool! lolol

  5. Betty Booper
    May 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    I was looking at this, and the first thing that I had was ” Would that not smell?”
    I hope not :-)

    • EnviroBlogger
      May 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

      Haha! This paper is actually quite popular these days. We bought some as Christmas gifts a few years back and the answer is: NO…it doen’t stink! lol

      • EnviroBlogger
        May 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

        Although I will say it is a quite thick, textured, and tough paper for sure.

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