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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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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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5.0

Awesome!

By 

from Atlanta

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

    Do not hesitate! Just buy these! I gave them as a birthday present and they were so well received it made me smile. They are the cutest and most fun gift I have given since the poo note paper. The roses are small and delicate looking like miniature roses and they look beautiful on the recipient's kitchen table.

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    4.0

    Great gift

    By 

    from Bristow, VA

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Eco-friendly
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

    I ordered these for my mom on Mother's Day as alternative to real flowers. Not only will these last longer, they cost less, and I don't feel as guilty buying them. They are a little on the small side but still super cool. No smell!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great gift

    By 

    from seattle

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

    Gave as a gift for my mother, she loved it!

    Service and delivery comments:

    quick delivery, decent packaging

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent Gift idea

    By 

    from Stillwater, OK

    About Me High-end Shopper

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Great 1st year gift

    Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

    This gift was for my wife for our first year "paper" anniversary. She was very pleased, and excited. Thanks

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was right on time.

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    5.0

    Elephant Poo Paper Roses

    By 

    from Bristol, TN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Office

      Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

      Just when you think you've been "dumped" on on too many time, some one gives you a bouquet of elephant poo roses. How fabulous is that!?!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Big hit!

      By 

      from Washington, DC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

      My stepmom loves elephants and the roses match the color scheme in the guestroom. A big winner! Very attractive product with a novel origin.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Gift!

      By 

      from Gardiner, NY

      About Me Midrange Shopper

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

        These are beautiful! I bought the 3 rose bouquet as a gift for a friend of mine, and I love them so much I'm planning on getting some for myself soon. My only gripe is that it would have been nice to have a little note or something saying how the roses were made, but other than that, they're the perfect gift, for yourself or someone else!

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        5.0

        stop and smell the roses

        By 

        from Raleigh nc

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Green gift idea
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Kitchen

          Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

          very unique and professionally developed item. makes a great gift for those that take recycling seriously. humorous yet makes a statement about going Green at the same time!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unique Conversation Starting Gift

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          from Tucson

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

            I bought the poo roses for my mother and mother-in-law for Mother's Day and they loved it. They loved the uniqueness and beauty of the product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The #1 gift made of #2.

            By 

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Hilarious
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Office

              Comments about ELEPHANT POO PAPER ROSES:

              I got these for my mom for mother's day, and she STILL can't stop talking about them. She has them in her office, with the placard "we're number one at number two." She plays a joke on anyone who asks her about them.

              A great gift!

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              • Yes

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