Oct 042011

If you had told me two years ago I would ever write about poo and hip in the same sentence I don’t think I would have believed you. But here I am and for once I don’t mind talking about this smelly topic, in fact I am really excited about it. Of course this is not about your ordinary, baby size poo in a nappy, instead it is about a big 100kg heap of poo which is the daily output of an adult Sri Lankan elephant. So what exactly is so hip about elephant poo?

Recently Import Ants has managed to bring the fun and eco-friendly Maximus Elephant Paper products to Australia, a concept that will no doubt appeal to eco-conscious Australians of all ages. Maximus Elephant Paper is 100% recycled paper made in Sri Lanka using elephant dung (poo) which is dried, heated to kill bacteria, mixed, dyed with salt dyes and turned into sheets of paper.

Isn’t it incredible that high quality paper can be made from just a waste product, removing the need to cut down trees or add chemicals or acids? Now that is what we call eco friendly paper! By using Maximus Elephant Paper you are not only saving trees, you are also doing your part for the care of the endangered Sri Lankan elephant as a percentage of sale proceeds go to a Sri Lankan elephant orphanage.

The paper is used for all kinds of different products in a range of shapes, sizes and colours: from regular paper and envelopes to notepads and journals, from photoalbums to gift cards and even a special Kids collection. If you thought paper made of elephant poo is boring you really need to check out Import Ants! The message behind these products is great and it is good for kids to know they are making a difference to the environment.

Part of the Kids collection is this fantastic Eco Max Craft-a-Card Kit ($26.50), which contains all kids need to create custom made cards from Maximus Elephant Paper. With a range of supplies like coloured cards, envelopes with stickers, animal shapes, coloured sheets of paper and 8 beautiful oil pastels there are lots of ways for children to use their imagination. The kit is available in a ‘Night’ and ‘Day’ design, each contains different animals to suit the theme.

To find out more about Import Ants, to check out the range of Maximus Elephant Paper products and to find a stockist near you visit www.importants.com.au.

For your chance to win an Eco Max Craft-a-Card Kit visit www.importants.com.au and answer the following question: Aside from the Craft-a-Card Kit which product from the Import Ants Children’s Range do you like most?

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Competition ends November 4, 2011. Sorry, Australian entries only.