Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Five things you can do with poop

#1 Poo paper

Yes, you heard me correctly. Paper made from poo. Poo paper can be made from a variety of animal excrement including, sheep, cow, elephant and even panda poo.

Here is a notebook made from elephant poo


Sheep poo envelopes




and finally greeting cards made from Panda poo



There are even instructional videos on making poo paper








Celebs are in on it too





#2 Jewelry

I thought people were joking, but then I came across this:






Don't they look nice. Well, these are moose poo earrings. And there is more...

Koala poo earrings




Reindeer poop necklace




Or if you're really classy
Gold plated koala poop earrings





#3 Lip Balm

 Alaska Gift.com sells a variety of Moose poop products including Moose nugget lip chap; a lip balm made from Moose poo. 







#4 Toilets and Energy?

Virginia Gardiner a sustainable designer  has recently launched the LOOWatt, a toilet designed entirely of poo.





According to her website:

The LooWatt aims to solve this global sanitation crisis by creating an entirely new waste disposal infrastructure. The composting toilet is molded from 90% horse dung, and features a biodegradable lining that stores excrement in a sealed, odor-free container. Once the toilet is full, the user takes the poo package to an outdoor biodigestor, which in exchange provides a free source of biofuel for cooking.

An interview with the designer:






#5 Grow food

Taking recycling to the next level