This journal, this wonderfully attractive all organic paper journal, is made of poo.
Let that sink in for a second then we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty. Yes, this journal is made out of recycled elephant dung and is possibly the greenest item I’ve seen. Ever. The little booklet that comes with it describes in detail how the poop is processed and cleaned and turned into paper. It honestly sounds like a project we did in 5th grade to make homemade paper… except we did not use large mammalian excrement as the base.
I make it sound a lot worse than it is. The company, The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company Limited, produces a wide range of stationery items, all of them are odor free and contain no actual *poo* in the end result. After the poo has been boiled down and deodorized, the paper is made from the remaining fibrous grasses and leaves plus an additive of pineapple and banana fibers. The little booklet also explains that 60% of the food an elephant eats leaves the body undigested.
I’m actually quite impressed with the company and how they purchase the poo from wildlife habitats and mahouts and the money goes to help keep these endangered creatures alive and procreating.