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elephant poo paper roses

by poo into paper
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

A Rose By Any Other Name

The saying "stop and smell the roses" takes on a whole new meaning with these odorless paper roses that are handmade completely from elephant poop! Eco-friendly, innovative, sanitary and stink-free, these sustainable flowers are a wonderful green alternative to fresh cut, imported roses which can put a strain on the environment. Handmade in Thailand. Available in set of three (pink, yellow and red), six (pink, yellow and red) or one dozen (red). Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

Click here to read about how they turn poo into paper.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17000
Made from
elephant poo
Measurements
8" L
  • 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 ROSES
 
4.6

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (85)
  • Unique (74)
  • Bright (41)
  • Durable (27)

Cons

  • Too small (17)
  • Delicate (5)

Best Uses

  • Living room (41)
  • Gifts (34)
  • Kitchen (29)
  • Office (23)
  • Bedroom (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (50), Budget shopper (26), High-end shopper (3)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (6), Single female (6), Family older kids (5), Family young kids (5), Single male (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (84), No (12)

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4.0

Reduce, Recycle, ReRose

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from Camarillo, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room

    Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

    The roses look just liked dried roses - some color but smaller.

    I have them in my own home and have given them as gifts. It is a perfect way to say "You have my concern for _____________ but everything stinks at some point."

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    • Couple No Kids
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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Nothing says "I Love You" like ele poo

    By 

    from Richmond Hill, GA

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Living Room

      Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

      A small vase displays this trio of pink, yellow and red elephant poo roses on our mantle. Visually appealing and with a story that provides hope for the future conservation of this great animal, this is one Valentine gift I shall treasure. Keep the candy hearts and dozen freshly cut red roses, I prefer my ellie poo roses.

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      • Family Older Kids
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      • Yes

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      4.0

      My wife loved them

      By 

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

        My Wife loved them.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Were delivered prior to Valentines Day as promised

        • I Am A:
        • Couple No Kids
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        POO Roses

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        from Madison, WI

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

            These poo roses are a great gift for the man in your life with a great sense of humor. My husband has his in a vase, on his desk. Perfect for the occasions when you just can't figure out what to get. The best thing about the is that they last, unlike their fresh counterpart. They don't look, or smell, like poo at all.

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            • Family Young Kids
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            • Yes

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            5.0

            What a hoot!

            By 

            from chesapeake, va

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room

              Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

              I sent these to my parents for Valentine's Day. On the card I said, "Don't say I didn't give you S#*t for Valentine's Day." They got a kick out of it and had to show everyone what they got.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Right on time.

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              • Family Older Kids
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              • Yes

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              5.0

              poo flowers

              By 

              from Naples FL

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bathroom
                • Bedroom
                • Kitchen
                • Living Room

                Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

                Who knew elephant poo could be so beautiful??

                • I Am A:
                • Single Female
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                One of a kind gift

                By 

                from MN

                About Me Budget Shopper

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • One of a kind

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bathroom
                  • Bedroom
                  • Kitchen
                  • Living Room

                  Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

                  Got this for my girlfriend for valentines day and she loves them! Some people loved them and other people thought it was weird, but she loves them! Great year round flowers

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                  • Single Male
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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Poo is Good

                  By 

                  from Columbus, OH

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Assemble

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bathroom
                    • Bedroom
                    • Kitchen
                    • Living Room

                    Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

                    I gave these roses as a Valentines' Day gift to my wife who has allergy problems with live flowers. She loved them and they will last forever, so she will see them year round.

                    • I Am A:
                    • Family Young Kids
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    A rose by any other

                    By 

                    from Michigan

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bathroom
                      • Bedroom
                      • Kitchen
                      • Living Room

                      Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

                      Unusual interesting gift. The recipient loved them!

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                      • Single Female
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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Awesome, unique gift

                      By 

                      from kingston, pa

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bathroom
                        • Bedroom
                        • Kitchen
                        • Living Room
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

                        These are amazing. A nice unique gift. They are colorful and sturdy, look great in a small vase. I recommend these as a gift for your loved on at anytime. Definitely go with the dozen, the more you have the better they look. Highly recommended.

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                        • Single Male
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                        • Yes

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