Sheep Poo paper
- story by MaterialDistrict
Sheep Poo Paper is exactly what is sounds like; Paper made of sheep poo. Paper can be made from anything that has long cellulose fibers in it, like trees, waste paper, rags or textiles. In this case sheep poo is used.
The poo is sterilised by boiling it at 120 degrees centigrade, and washed several times afterwards. After washing, about half of the poo is left. A sheep digests only half of the cellulose it eats. The washing water with poo-leftovers is used as fertilizer by local farmers.
The cellulose fibres left over from the poo are used to make paper. This results in paper that can be used like regular paper.