ABOUT US

THE STRAIGHT POOP!

Elephant POOPOOPAPER was conceived as a concept in 2002 but was truly born in 2005 when we realized that this crazy, outrageous concept we had been fiddling with for a couple years actually fulfilled almost all of the important criteria we had on our checklist for the next business we wanted to start.

 

We wanted to focus on something that was socially and environmentally responsible so we were contributing to the solution and not adding to the problem. We wanted to work with something that had more meaning to us, something we could be passionate about, and that possibly could have an important social statement attached to it. We wanted that focus to be on some product or service that was unique, interesting and special so we could leverage that uniqueness to help us grow a viable business that could sustain a future family. We wanted to work on something that stimulated our creativity everyday...something that was fun and happy so we could minimize the probability of monotony and keep the workplace fun for our employees. We wanted to pioneer and innovate if possible but also use the traditional handcrafting skills in my wife's hometown of Chiang Mai, Thailand. We wanted to ensure that our product or service had potential in many countries so we could travel and stay close to our families in Asia and North America

POOPOOPAPER was the answer. It was perfect. In all honesty however, it did take a few more months to get truly comfortable with the idea that, if successful, we'd be known as the poo people or other similar moniker...even despite the marketing possibilities! After all, what would our grandparents say? This discomfort faded fast.


THE FIRST REAL MOVEMENT

We first distributed our small original selection of products to a limited number of retailers in Canada and the US, who helped provide great feedback and believed in our unique, handcrafted items and the positive environmental friendly message POOPOOPAPER conveyed.  After strong initial successes under our belts and some fantastic market feedback it was decided to push forward full steam ahead.

Fast-forward to 2014, our POOPOOPAPER product line has grown beyond just our original Elephant POOPOOPAPER. We also have added Cow POOPOOPAPER, Horse POOPOOPAPER, Moose POOPOOPAPER, Panda POOPOOPAPER, Donkey POOPOOPAPER which help us uniquely highlight various aspects of sustainability such as recycling, re-purposing and upcycling. 

We've also made fantastic strides technically with our papers as well and can now offer sheets, rolls and finished products using multiple grades of handmade and machine-milled papers of various textures and weights for both consumer and commercial applications. We have also adapted our paper making processes to allow us to produce a multitude of additional alternative waste fiber materials from agricultural waste sources which are marketed under our Alternative Pulp & Paper Brand name.

POOPOOPAPER is still managed by the same, original and idealistic founders and a dedicated team of fun staff and creative artisans. Our hope  remains that you find our eco-friendly, recycled paper and stationery gift products to be inspirational, optimistic, happy, positive and fun.  Our company is a family where we're proud of the message that our products hopefully convey and where a day doesn't go by without a smile reminding us that our very existence stems from the ubiquitous, simple, often overlooked piece of poop!

 

POOP to PAPER

Elephants, cows, horses and the other fiber eating herbivores that we focus on have incredible appetites but pretty inefficient digestive systems.  Elephants can eat upwards of 250kg per day of fiber-filled meals and much of that passes through their systems largely in tact leaving plenty of fiber from which we make our pulp mixtures. (Read more)

ECO ENTRE-MANURES

What started as the Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company Limited focused on crafting paper products made from solely elephant poo has now evolved (or devolved) into Alternative Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. producing all sorts of paper products from a variety of waste fiber materials active in the paper, printing, packaging and consumer products industries. (Coming Soon)

FECAL MATTER O'FACTS

Poop, poo, dung, doo, pies, patties - whatever you want to call it - has been used for millenia in so many useful ways: as a fuel; as a building material; as an insect repellant. POOPOOPAPER™ products simply continue a long time tradition by using poop as the base for our unique pulp mixtures. (Coming Soon)

BACK-END GALLERY

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Welcome to POOPOOPAPER.COM!

Contrary to popular belief – no, we did not just fall into this!  It actually started more idealistically - as a belief that we could create products that would represent a healthy and sustainable balance between ecological responsibility AND commercial pursuit.  Yeah – we know – koombaya! 

Allow us to elaborate… in fact, pull up a stool…

POOPOOPAPER™ products are natural, recycled and odorless (!) paper products made from poop from a variety of different fiber-eating vegetarian animals such as elephants, cows, horses, moose, pandas, and donkeys.  That right!  Go figure!

Here’s the scoop:  these fiber-eating animals eat lots of grass and vegetation everyday and they poop almost as much.  Since the digestive systems of these specific animals don’t really break down the vegetation all that well, their poop has plenty of fiber even after their meal is consumed.  Knowing that fibers are the base material used in making pulp for paper production (albeit tree fibers typically), we figured there was a high probability that making pulp and quality paper from poop was not only achievable but that the case for poop as an alternative fiber source to tree-based pulp was a compelling one!

POOPOOPAPER™ products are playfully outrageous with a serious underlying message of sustainability.  

Today, we are pleased to be the pioneering purveyors of Elephant POOPOOPAPER™, Cow POOPOOPAPER™, Horse POOPOOPAPER™, Donkey POOPOOPAPER™, Moose POOPOOPAPER™ and Panda POOPOOPAPER™ products.  POOPOOPAPER™ products are fun, eco-friendly and inspirational and make an incredibly memorable gift that are likely to be talked about for years to come.  POOPOOPAPER™ products include journals, notepads, albums, frames, bags, stationery, greeting cards, calendars, diaries etc. in dozens of styles, colors and themes. 

Take your time to explore our site and our POOPOOPAPER WEBSTORE called ‘THE POOTIQUE’ (internally known as THE PLOP SHOP).  Read about our production process, view some of our fan mail, learn how we support worthwhile causes that share our commitment to conservation and understand how our organization is genuinely committed to fair trade principles in a direct, real, verifiable and substantial way!