Who knew that elephant dung could be so versatile when it comes to product materials? Apparently, the owners of several elephant-dung-paper-product-suppliers did. A pile of fresh elephant poop (and any other grass and straw-eating animal for that matter) closely resembles the raw fibre that is used to make paper, so the natural progression (no pun intended) seemed obvious for poo poo paper producers. “How is it made,” you ask? Easy. The elephant poop is collected from various elephant stables and varies in colour depending on the crop season, and then it is washed thoroughly in large tanks of water to help separate the waste from the fibre. The “clean” fibre is then cooked in salt water for 5 hours and then washed with hydrogen peroxide to ensure the paper is bacteria free (thank GOODNESS!). The fibres are left out in the sun to dry and are then sorted for quality control before being beaten to a pulp to make the paper (oh, and a dose of disinfectant is added at this stage again, just in case). Then, the pulp is used to make paper like usual, resulting in naturally coloured and textured pieces of paper that do not smell like poop. Awesome. We give paper made from poo two bums up.