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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    A company in Snowdonia has won an award for making greetings cards and gifts out of sheep droppings.

    Creative Paper Wales won a £20,000 Millennium Award for its Sheep Poo Paper products, reports the BBC.

    They collect sheep droppings from the surrounding mountains, sterilize it in pressure cookers and recover the washed and undigested fibers. A sheep digests just 50% of what it eats. The recovered fibers are mixed to form paper and cardboard for the company's range of stationery and gift products.

    Even the washing water is not wasted - it is distributed to local growers as concentrated fertilizer.

    Founders Lawrence Toms, 38, from Rhondda and Lez Paylor, 38, from Caerphilly, said they had been keen to develop an idea which would be uniquely Welsh.

    The company's plant at Aberllefenni, near Machynlleth, will be able to produce one to two tons of paper a year.
     
  2. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Good gravy!

    That's like an ice cream plant that is able to produce one or two scoops per week.
     

  3. nwestermier

    nwestermier Short Member

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    Maybe they can start feeding the sheep Ex-Lax to increase the supply of raw materials.