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elephant poo paper journal & note box

by poo into paper
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

A Big Pile Of Genius

Now this is a stinkin' good idea. This attractive journal and note paper box are actually made out of elephant poop! That's right, eco-friendly and innovative, this journal and note paper box are 100% recycled, odorless and, dare we say, quite lovely for a piece of a poo. Choose from a reusable note box filled 70 slips of paper or this 20 page journal with green elephant silhouette. Click here to read about how they turn poo into paper. Handmade in Thailand. Journal and Box of Notes sold separately.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16726
Made from
elephant poo
Measurements
journal: 8" L x 7" W x .75" D
note box: 5.25" L x 5" W x 2" D
  • the maker

poo into paper

The making of paper starts with the collection and processing of the dung pulp. Elephant dung is typically full of short to medium grained fibrous materials from the elephant's diet which when processed make excellent paper. Panda poo has lots of undigested bamboo fibers (also a great fiber for paper-making). And cows and horses have a lot of undigested grass in their poo!

First, the naturally dried dung is collected from elephant and Giant Panda conservation parks and brought back to the paper-making factory.

Next, the dung is pre-rinsed with water, leaving only the fibrous materials from the grasses, bamboo and fruits they've eaten.

The fibers are placed into a giant pot of boiling water to ensure the fibers are super clean. After this thorough cleaning, the desired color can be added.

Natural fibers from banana trees and pineapples are added to the dung mixture so the paper will be thicker and stronger.

Once this is all mixed together, the moist fibers are separated into small "cakes" or "wafers" of about 300-400 grams each.

The cakes are spread evenly over a mesh-bottomed tray measuring about 60cm by 90cm.

The tray is leaned up against a tree, angled toward the sun and allowed to dry naturally for a few hours.

Once dry, the sheet of paper is peeled from the mesh tray.

Courtesy of The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX
 
4.6

(based on 243 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (157)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (140)
  • Durable (57)
  • Sleek design (50)
  • Improves organization (24)
  • Eco-friendly (8)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (13)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (143)
  • Organization (31)
  • School (28)
  • Gift (7)
  • Business meetings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (177), Budget shopper (47)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (222), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (187), No (24)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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5.0

Brown is the new green

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from Conway AR

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Pros

  • Durable Construction
  • Professional Quality
  • Quality Writing Surface

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business Meetings
    • Essays
    • Printing
    • Taking Notes

    Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

    I love this poo paper! What a great product. Great for elephant lovers.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By 

    from Philly. PA

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    Pros

    • Durable Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Quick Notes And Memos

      Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

      I love elephants so I was excited to buy this product. very cute.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self

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      4.0

      Very creative and sustainable!

      By 

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright White

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

          Very unique and sustainable use of waste product.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Elephant Poo Paper

          By 

          from Georgia

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

              This definitely has more than met my ecpectations. I can't wait to see my friends face when he receives it for Christmas.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The gift that is sure to draw attention

              By 

              from Wilbraham, MA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable Construction
              • Natural Color
              • Quality Writing Surface
              • Unique Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Meetings
                • Casual Use
                • Taking Notes

                Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

                This was a stocking stuffer for my young adult daughter. What originally drew me to the item was the elephants... an animal she loves. The fact that it was made out of elephant poo sealed the deal! While both of my girls got a kick out of it, they are environmental minded and appreciated this unordinary item.

                Service and delivery comments:

                I can't say enough about how quickly I receive my orders from your company. I have ordered twice now and both times the items were packed with extra care. Thank you!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                The Gift of Poo

                By 

                from Las Cruces, NM

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Texture And Color
                • Quality Writing Surface

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

                  A gift for my daughter who is an avid recycler, the ultimate in recycling!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Poo Paper isn't poo

                  By 

                  from Boston MA

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

                        Fun gift idea for the animal lover or environmentalist.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Birthday

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Cute, unique gift

                        By 

                        from Woodbridge, NJ

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable Construction
                        • Professional Quality
                        • Quality Writing Surface

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

                            Gift for my daughter who is very eco conscious. I know she will love it!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Fun Gift

                            By 

                            from Caroga Lake, NY

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable Construction
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

                                Gift for a friend who loves unique quality.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                Comment on this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                Nice product

                                By 

                                from Illinois

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable Construction
                                • Looks appealing
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                • Wish there were more page

                                Best Uses

                                • Journaling

                                Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER JOURNAL & NOTE BOX:

                                Great for gifting.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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