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Company produces cards from elephant dung

Posted on Thursday, 9 August, 2012 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A company in India is enjoying success with its own unique take on the traditional greetings card.

Ijender Shekhawat's "Elephant Stamp" business produces greetings cards created from undigested grass and leaf fibers found in elephant droppings. Plans are going forward to process up to 30 tons of elephant dung every month in order to extract the necessary materials needed to produce the paper for the cards.

"Business is picking up and we are expanding," he says. "People always worry about the smell, but believe me the cards smell as sweet as any other Valentine's Day cards on the market."

"Creator ijender Shekhawat plans to process 30 tons of the gigantic faeces every month in order to produce special paper to make the cards."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 8 August, 2012, 22:41
I like that idea, could be quite a marketing campaign! Well, if you ever see it as an ad for their paper...you know where the idea came from first lol
Comment icon #8 Posted by ZaraKitty on 9 August, 2012, 3:58
Give card to children Children then eat card. Ew.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Purifier on 9 August, 2012, 4:21
Okay, how ironic would it be if they used the same material and somehow made it into toilet paper?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Coffey on 9 August, 2012, 12:04
Good recycling as already said. Wish they'd shown pictures of the cards and a little bit of the process. (not the first process though.. We've all seen that before lol)
Comment icon #11 Posted by King Fluffs on 9 August, 2012, 12:26
Wow... they are really taking this recycle thing dead seriously aren't they?
Comment icon #12 Posted by warrington ghost hunter on 9 August, 2012, 14:07
A company in wales have been doing this for a while with sheep poo. its called sheeppoopaper.
Comment icon #13 Posted by schizoid78 on 9 August, 2012, 22:27
Rolling paper!
Comment icon #14 Posted by Junior Chubb on 9 August, 2012, 23:39
You probably won't know the difference if nobody told you the cards where the cards came from. Probably? Birthday cards that can be identified as recycled 'Elephant poo' by look, feel, texture or smell would not sell very well...
Comment icon #15 Posted by csspwns on 11 August, 2012, 4:21
recycled feces as pillows and blankets
Comment icon #16 Posted by DeathRain2012 on 20 August, 2012, 14:41
well that's a ****ty idea..


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