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Mr. Ellie Pooh Bamboo Spine Book

Mr. Ellie Pooh

$14.00
Bamboo Spine Books are Eco-friendly, 100% recycled and have their covers embellished with a handcrafted elephant theme. Each book will have inside pages that are light colored and match the theme of the cover. These books are great for "show and tell" as well as a starter journal. Have fun with t...
Bamboo Spine Books are Eco-friendly, 100% recycled and have their covers embellished with a handcrafted elephant theme. Each book will have inside pages that are light colored and match the theme of the cover. These books are great for "show and tell" as well as a starter journal. Have fun with the poo paper!

These sustainable journals are 6" x 8" and contain about 40 sheets of poo paper.

Six  (6) Color Designs:
 - Dark Blue
 - Dark Green
 - Light Green
 - Natural White
 - Paint White
 - Robin's Egg Blue

Mr. Ellie Pooh is an Earth-friendly Fair Trade company making exotic gifts and paper partially out of elephant poo! Elephants in Sri Lanka are being killed at an alarming rate. Humans are encroaching on elephant habitats and cutting down trees. When elephants come looking for food, they are shot and killed. Our mission is to put sustainable paper-making and artisan jobs in these conflict areas. Our hope is that meaningful work will change the perceptions of Sri Lankan farmers; these noble creatures can be an economic asset instead of a threat.

Mr. Ellie Pooh"s paper products are 100% recycled. They are made up of 50% fiber from elephant dung and 50% post consumer paper. There are no toxic chemicals used in our paper making process. Natural vegetative binding agents, along with water-soluble salt dyes for coloring are used. Mr. Ellie Pooh's papers are handmade, acid free and as organic as it gets.
Sri Lanka is home to about a tenth of the estimated global total of 40,000 Asian elephants in the wild. Elephants are being killed simply because they interfere with agriculture. Since 1950, it is likely that more than 4,000 elephants have been destroyed as a direct consequence of the conflict between man and elephant.

The elephant is running out of space in Sri Lanka. Most of the protected areas inhabited by elephants are small. There are no easy solutions for resolving the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka. Much will depend on how rural people perceive the worth of the elephant. Many are now convinced that the only way elephants and human beings can exist successfully in the same environment is through finding ways to use the elephant as a sustainable economic resource. Elephant dung may be that resource.

Since an elephants diet is all vegetarian, the waste produced is basically raw cellulose. Thoroughly cleaned and processed, the cellulose is converted into a uniquely beautiful textured product, marketed as Ellie Pooh Paper.

Although this paper may not completely resolve the ongoing human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka, its use for the benefit of the farmers who suffer from elephant depredations will certainly go some way in raising the tolerance of the farmers towards the elephant. If the elephant is used as an economic asset that contributes meaningfully to the welfare of the people, then the people themselves will not want to see it disappear from their area.

Product Note:  As with all Mr. Ellie Pooh products, this item comes in a variety of designs and colors - all of them look great! There is some variation and we will try our best to get you your favorite color.