A Black Country entrepreneur is making paper and craft items from elephant dung that she sources from Sri Lanka.
Walsall’s Linzi Mistry also produces sheets made from rhino dung.
The products available at Linzi’s Goodall Street business, Pachamama Paper are helping keep the planet clean.
Tuskers produce, on average, one tonne of waste each week.
The dung is collected boiled with natural ingredients which removes the bugs. It is then dried and turned into a pulp, which forms the basis of ‘Ellie poo paper’.
The process takes place at a mill that dates back to the 1200s, with sheets made up of 25 per cent dung, 75 per cent recycled paper.