Mr. Ellie Pooh is an Earth-friendly innovative company that sells and produces 100-percent recycled paper products made of 50-percent fiber from elephant dung and 50-percent post-consumer paper. In Sri Lanka, elephants are being killed because of agriculture. Farmers and elephants are competing for land. Mr. Ellie Pooh believes that putting sustainable fair trade jobs in areas of human/elephant conflict can create an environment where elephants are thought of as assets and not a threat.
There are no toxic chemicals used in the paper-making process, which uses natural vegetative binding agents, and water-soluble salt dyes for coloring. Mr. Ellie Pooh’s papers are handmade, acid-free, and as organic as it gets.
On average, an adult elephant produces about 500 lbs. per day. Since an elephant’s 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. This acid-free, linen-like paper, marketed as Ellie-Pooh Paper, is made into art projects, notebooks, cards, and other gift items.