Monday, January 24, 2011

Mr. Ellie Pooh

     Elephants in Sri Lanka are being killed at an alarming rate. Humans are cutting down trees and ruining elephant habitats, when they come to find food they are shot and killed. Mr. Ellie Pooh LLC. is a paper company that uses 50% fiber from elephant dung and 50% post consumer paper . Their plan is to open handmade paper facilities in rural areas, train local villagers to make paper and hire artisans to embellish their goods. This would stop the cutting down of elephant habitats, help sustain the worlds resources, as well as provide work for a number of local villagers.
       According to the Environmental Paper Network, 50% of the worlds forests have been cleared and burned, and 80% of whats left has been seriously degraded.  If the United States cut office paper use by just 10% it would prevent the emission of 1.6 million tons of greenhouse gases -- the equivalent of taking 280,000 cars off the road. Compared to using virgin wood, paper made with 100% recycled content uses 44% less energy, produces 38% less greenhouse gas emissions, 41% less particulate emissions, 50% less waste water, 49% less solid waste and, of course, 100% less wood. There are no toxic chemicals used in the 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.

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1 comment:

  1. this is so sad! but so informative! Way to be on top of these things and thanks for spreading the info!!!! (Ps: random but i like this photo bc literally the only thing i can draw is an elephants that wierd?!) haha.