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by poo into paper
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

From Waste To Wonder

What's wilder than these punchy spots and stripes? The elephant poo they're made from! Sanitized, odor-free and eco-friendly, these desktop frames transform wilderness waste into sustainable, fibrous material using an amazing, forest-free technique.

Handmade of recycled elephant waste in Thailand. Each frame fits one 4x6" photo. In four patterns (from left to right): Jaguar, Zebra, Tiger or Giraffe.

Sold individually.

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

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
19818
Made from
elephant poo
Measurements
9" H x 7" W; fits 4x6 photo
Notes
Frames can also be used in landscape position.
  • 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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POO FRAMES
 
4.3

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (28)
  • Cute (19)
  • Stylish (15)
  • Well built / quality (14)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (24)
  • Table top (21)
  • Office (18)
  • Wall (6)
  • Special occasion (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (21), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (29)

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4.0

Cute and quirky

By 

from The Midwest

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cute
  • Stylish
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about POO FRAMES:

      I gave this frame as a gift to my father and he loved it! It's a really clever idea, and the print is cute. The slot for the picture is through the top, and there's just a piece of plastic instead of glass, which I wasn't expecting. However, given the price and the cause, it was worth it!

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

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Disappointing

      By 

      from Medford, NJ

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cute
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Bends Easily
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about POO FRAMES:

        This much flimsier than it appeared and also much less sophisicated (childish). It would be a nice gift for a child 6-9 years old.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Gift!

        By 

        from Staunton, VA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cute
        • Quality Construction
        • Stylish
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Office
          • Table Top

          Comments about POO FRAMES:

          I got this for my roommate for her birthday. It's perfect for our college dorm room! We don't have a lot of space and having something that is a good function for someone so far from home is always great!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Prompt delivery and it was in great condition!

          • 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

           
          5.0

          Good Quality

          By 

          from Virginia

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Office
            • Table Top

            Comments about POO FRAMES:

            Frame was very nice and good quality. Shipping was super-speedy, too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Different & Unique

            By 

            from Butler,TN

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cute
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Office
              • Special Occasion
              • Wall

              Comments about POO FRAMES:

              This was a gift for someone. It was also a little bit of a joke. This gift pulled off both perfectly as it is cute as a frame-plus it uses a bit of recycling to make it. Overall I was pleased enough with the item to give it as a gift.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Cute :)

              By 

              from Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Table Top

                Comments about POO FRAMES:

                Really cool and unique product.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Receipent loved it

                By 

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cute

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Office

                  Comments about POO FRAMES:

                  Not quite as sturdy as I might have expected, but the receiver of the gift (a naturalist) loved the concept and the giraffe print and can't wait to display it at her office

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Yes ! BUY !

                  By 

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Table Top

                    Comments about POO FRAMES:

                    I bought this for my daughter's boyfriends mother. Unique ! She is a devote recycler (from Denver) and such a befitting gift for such a person !

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!!

                    By 

                    from HIlton Head Island, SC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cute
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Stylish
                    • Unique
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Collage
                      • Home
                      • Office
                      • Table Top

                      Comments about POO FRAMES:

                      Really have enjoyed having one myself from you and given it to 3 other people from you
                      Love your catalog!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Love these unique picture frames!!

                      By 

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cute
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Stylish
                      • Unique
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Office
                        • Special Occasion
                        • Table Top

                        Comments about POO FRAMES:

                        I use 3 of these frames to hold the pictures of my beloved pets. I put them up on my desk at work (a Non-Profit organization for animal welfare) and everyone loves them!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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