stationery by Haathi Chaap

Photo: Gregor Halenda

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7. Pen a New Kind of Note

Say it with...elephant dung. Seriously: Green-minded stationer Haathi Chaap collects the stuff from elephant stables, then dries it and boils it with salt water to eliminate odor and bacteria. The remaining fibrous material—digested sugarcane and leafy tree stalks—is beaten into pulp, diluted with water and pressed into hygienic sheets. The paper's light brown color varies depending on the elephant's diet.

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