Thursday, May 15, 2008
Elephant Poo Poo (yes, you read it right!)
I have to tell you about the coolest company! We all know about the benefits of using recycled or biodegradable products, but there is a company that is using elephant "poo" to make the loveliest note paper, greeting cards and journals! Really!
It's called THE GREAT ELEPHANT POO POO PAPER COMPANY LIMITED and you can visit them at www.poopoopaper.com. They tell you up front that they can "take the "oo" out of poo and invite you to browse their "poo-tique."
Take the time to read their "poo-load" of information about African and Asian elephants and the process by which poo becomes poo poo paper. If you're wondering how much elephant poo it takes to make a poo poo paper journal, they will tell you!
It's not the elephants in North America that are "participating" in this recycling enterprise. Their factory is in Thailand and they purchase their raw material (the poo) from local conservation camps and individual mahouts providing them with a modest income source to help cover the cost of elephant upkeep. A percentage of the profits from each item is also donated to elephant welfare and conservation efforts.
I was so impressed that I use poo poo paper for my One Mom and a Party product tags.
This is one of those times we can think globally and act locally so check them out! It's a terrific company, a great cause and a beautiful product.