Amazing Hand-Crafted Elephant Poop Paper From Sri Lanka

(EnviroNews California) — San Francisco, 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 placing 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 wreaking havoc and foraging on local farms and landscape. Mr. Ellie Pooh came up with an amazingly sustainable fix 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 awesome interview with Pablo Oledo of Mr. Ellie Pooh at the 2011 San Francisco Green Fest.

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. 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!

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

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

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

    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 ..

    • 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. April 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    That is so flippin cool! lolol

  5. 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 🙂

    • 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

      • 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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