Eco Maximus Large Ele Dung Notebooks

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These Eco Maximus elephant dung notebooks are full of colour and fun – perfect for elephant lovers everywhere!

The notebooks are made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper – yes really! - and come in a range of colours.

Inside each one are approximately 60 differently coloured pages which are easy to write on with the pen of your choice. Only natural dyes are used and the paper is acid-free.

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

Dimensions: 15 x 21 cm

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All the elephant dung paper used to make the notebooks 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.

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 elephantThe products in our elephant dung range are made by skilled and creative artisans using elephant dung paper from the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust.

The ultimate in recycling, elephant dung is collected and boiled to sterilise it before the paper-making process. As unique as the animal that helped to produce it, each piece of paper is different depending on the diet of the elephant.

Improving the outlook for the majestic elephants of Sri Lanka, 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. Working with initiatives like Maximus, the foundation is able to show the positive relationship local economies can have with these amazing animals, and work towards resolving the conflict between the elephants and the local communities as they turn to eating farmers’ crops as their natural habitat is destroyed.

By making a purchase, you are helping to continue the fantastic work of our producers.

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (9 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
28-May-2021 Product:

The paper quality is excellent, this notebook will be a joy to use for journaling Its is great to hear that the notebook will be put to good use, we are pleased you like it!
21-Mar-2021 Product:

Love, love this notebook! Would strongly recommend to others for a sustainable and amazing gift or treat to self! I can confirm that there is no smell either! My only comments would be that it came in plastic wrapping which contradicts the sustainable ethos of the book? I have also found that pencils... Read More. We are so pleased to hear that you love the Elephant Dung notebook you ordered from us :-) We stock many more Elephant Dung products which really make a unique gift.

We can completely understand where you are coming from with the plastic. The notebook itself is shrink-wrapped in plastic....
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16-Feb-2021 Product:

Loved it. Really cute and better quality than i thought it would be. Always good to hear that customers are pleasantly surprised by our eco maximus ele dung notebooks. It can be difficult buying such a tactile item online, so we try and help by always showing numerous & genuine images of our products. Glad it worked out even better than you were expecting.
05-Dec-2020 Product:

Excellent Thank you for the 5 star review of our ele dung notebooks. We hope it provides a fun talking point ;-)
02-Dec-2020 Product:

As Above Thank you for the 5 star review of our ele dung notebooks. Conservation in action with a element of fun ;-)
06-Mar-2020 Product:

Notebooks were beautiful, unique and useful
13-Sep-2019 Product:

Adorable, really well-made, unique and fun. Within ten minutes of having it and talking about, a friend of mine asked for the website to order some for himself. Great, so glad you love your Eco Maximus Elephant Dung notebooks. We're also so please that your friend did too.
10-Mar-2018 Product:

Fun book for my daughter. I hope your daughter loves it and enjoys using it!
28-Nov-2017 Product:

Unique; ideal to give as a gift Thanks again, I hope it was a well received gift!

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