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Recycling is close to the heart
of every NOVA reader, that's
a given. So we thought you'd
enjoy this little tale of the
ultimate in recycling -- making something
beautiful, simple and even lifesaving from
something as dross as dung -- elephant
dung to be precise.
Any visitor to India, Sri Lanka or
Thailand and other places, too, will know
what a commodious quantity of dung
these wonderful animals produce --
apparently an elephant eats on average
180kg of food a day and deposits the
highly fibrous result about 16 times a day!
But while it's not the prettiest sight to
behold, the smell is pleasantly earthy!
Now those qualities are helping make
an attractive product range and, at the
same time, protecting elephants in Sri
Lanka where traditionally they've
competed with humans for scarce land
resources, with deaths on both sides.
As I write this I'm holding in my
hands a tiny little booklet titled I am Mr
Elephant, the world's only living paper
mill by Thusitha Ranasinghe. In cartoon
pictures it tells the story of how villagers
now collect the dung, sun dry and boil it
for a day to kill bacteria, beat it to pulp in
a giant blender, then mould, press, shade
dry and heavy roll it, providing jobs for
villagers at every step in the process. The
end result, Maximus Elephant Paper, has a
lovely soft fibrous quality without a whiff
of anything odorous! Each 10kg of dung
makes nearly 660 A4 paper sheets.
Maximus Elephant Paper was
recognised in 2006 as the winner of
the BBC World Challenge, a global
competition for small businesses that
have shown enterprise and innovation at
a grass roots level. The paper again proved
its green credentials, winning the Co-op
America's "Green Business" of the year
Leadership Award in 2008, recognising
extraordinary leadership efforts of one
business that has used its position in
the marketplace to organise consumers
and businesses together to build a more
socially just and ecologically sustainable
There are no chlorines or acids used
in the handmade manufacturing process
and only salt dyes are used for colouring.
The paper has a soft, vellum-like feel and
can be printed with both inkjet and laser
printers. It is tree free, environmentally
friendly and sustainable.
Australian supplier Import Ants is
working with Q Art Studio, an Australian
Disability Enterprise to design a range
of products with their artists. Products
include A4 cards and paper with matching
envelopes, art sheets of paper, journals,
note cubes and more -- Margaret Evans ●
For something a little quirky for Christmas,
check it out at www.importants.com.au
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Challenging the Fury Within: Strategies for Regulating Anger
Duration: Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
Commences: East Perth: 30 October
We may not always be able to control what happens to us, but we can learn to regulate our emotional
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Self Esteem and Changing Negative Thinking
Duration: 9.30am - 4pm
Commences: East Perth: 20 November
It is common for us to think our way into negative moods. This workshop will identify why we think negatively,
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Duration: Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
Commences: East Perth: 6 November
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Improve and Understand Your Couple Relationship
Duration: 3 Monday evenings 6.15pm - 8.30pm
Commences: East Perth: 15 November
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