Eco Maximus Elephant Dung Album

SKU Code: MPA2
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These Eco Maximus elephant dung photo albums are full of colour and fun – perfect for elephant lovers everywhere!

The albums are made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper – yes really! - and contain 10 sheets of differently coloured elephant dung paper. Only natural dyes are used and the paper is acid-free.

All the albums are Fair Trade and handmade by skilled artisans at the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust in Sri Lanka.

Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm

All the elephant dung paper used to make the albums is handmade at the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust in Sri Lanka.

The process of making elephant dung paper is a little different from making regular handmade paper. The fibres are pulped by the elephant, instead of by hand or machine, whilst they are digesting, then the readymade pulp comes out the back!

The elephant dung is collected then vigorously boiled with margosa leaves, which are a natural disinfectant. They are then mixed with 25% recycled paper, resulting in our beautiful elephant dung paper. The coarseness and shade of the paper are entirely dependent on the elephants’ diet, making each sheet as unique as the elephant that produced it.

Photos can be put in with photo corners that are available in any good photography shop, with spray mount or simple glue.

Due to the handmade nature of these products, colours and designs may slightly vary but loveliness comes as standard.

To see the rest of our Elephant Dung Range click here

Making a difference elephantBy buying this product you are helping improve the outlook for the majestic elephants of Sri Lanka.

 All the products in this range are made by skilled and creative artisans using elephant dung paper from the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust. Elephant dung paper is the ultimate in recycling - it's made up of 75% dung and 25% recycled paper, with the elephants in charge of the pulping process of paper-making as they digest their food!

 Maximus has its workshop in the grounds of the Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF), a wonderful small charity that cares for sick, old and disabled elephants. The foundation is also working hard to resolve the conflict between elephants and local communities, a critical concern as the elephants' natural habitat decreases and they turn to eating farmers' crops.

Working with initiatives like Maximus, they are able to show the positive relationship local economies can have with these amazing animals - a simple example of this is that they pay villagers to collect the elephant dung which is used to make the paper.

By buying this product you will help the foundation continue its incredible work.

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (2 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
24-Dec-2020 Product:

Beautiful and very detailed design. It also smell lovely when you open the package. It's good to hear you were happy with our eco maximus elephant dung album. We love that they smell lovely :-)
18-Mar-2018 Product:

Great album and well made. Brilliant to know you are happy with the elephant dung album you ordered. Thanks again!

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