“Elephant Manure” Bali So Foreign Tourists game.
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Sounds disgusting? Maybe. However, Media Relations Bali Safari and Marine Park, Astrid W Iswulandari admit, the papers are now crowded hunted people.
“Lately we got a call, email, many also come directly to get the paper, especially foreign tourists,” he said, to VIVAnews.com, Monday, January 9, 2012 evening. “I want to make collections, as well as souvenirs to take back home, their respective countries.”
In fact, he explains, it has not sold it. The papers from elephant dung was still in the process of collection and stored. “Even if eventually produced, has a souvenir, not the paper,” he added.
Looking ahead, the papers will be manufactured into souvenirs and photo frames. “Since we preach the production of paper, many thought already made souvenirs. But to this day yet,” added Astrid.
There are a number of constraints to produce goods in bulk. “The capacity of production, not too much, a day 100-150 A3 sheet,” he said, about the project which started on 1 November 2011’s. Another obstacle is the basic material a limited number of elephant dung.
As the site loaded Radio Australia, Monday, January 9, 2012, handmade from elephant dung has become prey for tourists, to serve as a special souvenir.
They also went to Bali Safari and Marine Park, elephant dung paper making factory. The factory was opened to the public, where visitors can see the process of making elephant dung become valuable economic goods.
Papermaking possible because fiber-rich animal waste. When digested, elephants do not pulverize the food runs out.
“The elephants eat about 180 pounds of grass every day,” said project leader, and former zoo employee Cairns, Australia, Tim Husband, as published Perth Now. “They were producing 100 pounds of manure every day.”
The process of changing the dirt so the paper was rather disgusting for ordinary people. First, manure is collected, then boiled and washed.
After washing, the fiber pile is then turned into pulp, mixed with other materials, printed, and then dried so the paper. Although from elephant dung, paper produced without the smell.
From a pile of dirt, can be produced 15 sheets of paper. “It saves trees, elephants, are also helping the community,” said Husband.