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Save the Planet with Elephant Dung Paper

Updated on September 6, 2014
Fair trade elephant dung paper.
Fair trade elephant dung paper. | Source

Paper Made From Poo: What's Not To Love?

I love my little box of Mr. Ellie Pooh's Elephant Dung Paper! My sister recently gave me a little box of this "poo paper" for a belated birthday gift, and I have to say, it's the perfect little gift for anyone who is environmentally conscious or just likes elephants. Or poo.

How It's Made

Poo paper is made with, you guessed it, elephant poop! Here's what the product information sheet that came in my box of paper says about how elephant dung paper is made:

Eat---> Poop ---> Boil & Sanitize ---> Pulp ---> Clean, Odorless, Eco-Friendly "Acid Free" Paper

It doesn't get any better than that!

Great Gift Idea: It's Unique

This dung paper is perfect as gifts for kids (they will crack up!), teachers, scout leaders, neighbors who take in the mail while you're on vacation , and as hostess gifts instead of that boring bottle of wine.

Basically this poo paper is great any time you just need to show someone that you care.

These paper products are good for the environment, are made with 50 percent post-consumer paper, and use up those unsightly mounds of elephant poo that no one--and I mean NO ONE--wants to step in. It's good for the environment and for our shoes.

Paper Made from Poop

Mr. Ellie Pooh Purple  Elephant Dung Paper Boxed Stationery Set (BSK-Purple)
Mr. Ellie Pooh Purple Elephant Dung Paper Boxed Stationery Set (BSK-Purple)

Did you know that this dung paper is available on Amazon? I didn't either till I received my own box, so I checked it out.

Choose your own box of Mr. Ellie Pooh's dung poo paper. This great novelty item makes a great gift (I know! I love mine!).


Poo Paper Comes in Many Formats

Mr. Ellie Pooh's paper comes in all sorts of paper products:

  • stationery (paper and envelopes)
  • notepads and list pads for the fridge or your purse
  • bound notebooks and journals
  • picture frames and photo albums
  • boxed note paper
  • scratch pads
  • 8-1/2 X 11 sheets of paper

So, basically if it's paper you're looking for, more than likely you can find it made of elephant poo. Yes, our lives are now complete.

Poo--fect Gift Idea for Anyone Who Wants to Save the Planet

How Is Poo Paper Made?

Dr. Karl explains how paper is made using elephant pooh.

What do you think about elephant poo paper?

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    • tazzytamar profile image

      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      What a wonderful gift this would make! It certainly has novelty value too!

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      Pam Irie 3 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I had no idea! This is a GREAT gift for animal lovers for sure! :)

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      playulheart 3 years ago

      I live in Thailand where we have quite a few elephants, so poop shouldn't be too hard to find. Actually the elephant situation is quite sad and there are several organizations devoted to saving the elephants.

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      Monica Lobenstein 3 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      I think I've heard of this before, and it's pretty brilliant. I mean... who would look at a pile of poo and think, I know! I'll make paper out of this. then actually go and figure out how to do it. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing!

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      Demaw 3 years ago

      Using dung to make items is a great way to protect the environment. The problem is that we have too much unprocessed waste contaminating our land and waterways instead of being recycled. Sanitized cow dung has been used for thousands of years by people so why not elephant dung. Great info.

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      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      Congratulations on LoTD! Now, that's a way to recycle!

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      puppy-love 3 years ago

      I have a notepad made from this paper! I love it!

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      topclimb lm 3 years ago

      Refreshing to see yet another great way to recycle poopy!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on winning the LOTD, scarlettohairy! Very interesting product.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 3 years ago from Templeton, CA

      It's an interesting idea, but I've already got too much paper of all types to use up before trying something new.

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      Alison Williams 3 years ago

      I think I might be a bit hesitant about licking one of the envelopes for the first time though haha!

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      Alison Williams 3 years ago

      It's one of the most unusual things I have seen but what a great way to make something useful out of a waste product!

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      SpotforAlandra 3 years ago

      great idea. it would be nice if some of the money made from this would go to help elephants :)

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      hsschulte 3 years ago

      Oh, what will they think of next? Such a fun and unique gift idea.

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      Fantastic - who would ever have thought! Now what are all those dung beetles going to eat?

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      burntchestnut 3 years ago

      It's amazing the way people think to use waste - recycling and up-cycling. This would be a great gift for the person who has everything.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 3 years ago from Washington State

      All the Zoo workers will be happy to read about this. Now where can they deposit this poo to get that paper stuff made around here? So cool to find this out, great review. Congrats on LOTD.

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      kclowblog 3 years ago

      What a new idea! Have you also try cow, cattle dung also. They are in bigger quantity and might be able to reduce the cost. Thank you.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh my! Learn something new every day. This is great and congrats on your LOTD!

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      AlleyCatLane 3 years ago

      Who woulda thunk it! Congrats on your LOTD.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Stopped back by to say Big Whoop and Congratulations for your lens of the day. Well deserved!

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      Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I've always wanted to make my own paper. Now I just need to get an elephant for my back yard.

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      Frischy 3 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      What will they think of next?!

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      LoriBeninger 3 years ago

      This was too much! I bought some AND added your lens to my Elephants in America lens ( What a kick. Thank you.

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      astevn816 lm 3 years ago

      a great lens and very informative. there are many products that have multiple uses if we put or minds to work

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Excellent idea. Anything that helps the environment is a good thing. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      Delia 3 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Very interesting, I never heard of Elephant Poo paper, glad it helps the environment...I have a bracelet made of Elephant Hair, that I've had since childhood.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I think anything that helps save the environment is wondrous, but I have to say Elephant Dung Paper does so in quite a unique (and hilarious) way! I have to get me one of these note boxes!

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day Peggy! This is a great informational lens, Great idea for the environment by recycling! I love the Elephants since I was a tiny kid. Great lens!

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      Denise McGill 3 years ago from Fresno CA

      Congrats on LOTD. Now I have heard it all. My life is complete, I have now heard of poo paper. Funny.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I think!! wow!! What a way to clean up!! I 've never heard or it, but I think it's a very clever use of poo!!! Congratulations on Lens of the Day!!!

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      Linda F Correa 3 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      What a unique way to reuse , well you know

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      Well, that is certainly a unique gift! Congratulations on LotD! :)

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      ColettaTeske 3 years ago

      I knew nature recycled. I really must get myself an elephant poo notepad. This is too cool!

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Well that was a cr****y LOTD now wasn't it. Actually it really made me laugh and what a great idea! Helping to save the elephants the forests and our planet all in one! Who woulda thunk?

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      I live right here in Colorado. Great for Sri Lanka.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Different. I'd love to get some to try out. Thanks for sharing!

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      Man oh man. Oh well, there is a lot of good that we have not mined in waste, and using fresh trees definitely is not the only way to make paper.

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      I saw a documentary once on the making of paper from poo. Fascinating! And beautiful. Such pretty poo. ;-)

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      Fiorenza 3 years ago from UK

      We've had this paper in the UK for years. You can get it in notebook form and even formed into photo frames. Can confirm it is odour free!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day! A clever idea, and definitely putting nature to good use. Glad I don't work at that plant though! I love the adorable boxes the paper comes in too.

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      getupandgrow 3 years ago

      I was really dubious about this until I read the article. Sounds like a great idea-though am relieved you also explained the "boil and sanitize" step!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I love this and will consider buying these for myself. Thank you for this info.

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      Roger Hackney 3 years ago from Arizona

      I am NOT licking elephant pooh envelopes! Thank s for the interesting lens though.

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      robinmethew lm 3 years ago

      This is very informative and lovely lens. I have received from here many information about Elephant Dung Paper.

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      Scindhia 3 years ago from Chennai

      This is awesome. At my home my mom sometimes makes baskets with cow dung. This is a great alternative for eco-conscious people. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      My mother in law would so go gaga for this. I have never heard of paper made of poo. I know in ancient times folks used it for many things including fuel for fires. Neat and unique product lens!

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      ChristyZ 3 years ago

      I've used this paper before, it's beautiful all natural paper, people shouldn't let the name (or source) scare them.

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      We have a 10,000 villages shop i our hometown, and my 13 year old daughter got some poop paper and she ADORES it. Scatologic humor abounds!