Sheep Poo Paper Wins British Millennium Award

Turning animal poop into paper is no longer just a cool way to convert wastes into useful products -- it's now an award-winning cool way to convert wastes into useful products! British non-profit UnLtd has awarded its £20,000 Millennium Award to Creative Paper Wales, a small company that's signature product, Sheep Poo Paper, mixes the smelly stuff with recycled paper to create one-of-a-kind greeting cards and gifts:

After the sheep droppings are collected, they are sterilised, washed and mixed with other recycled paper.

This is then turned into the finished paper and cardboard while the washing water is distributed to local growers as concentrated fertiliser.

Founders Lawrence Toms, 38, from Rhondda and Lez Paylor, 38, from Caerphilly, said they had been keen to develop an idea which would create a manufacturing company which would be uniquely Welsh and could produce a product that foreign imports could not compete with.

They also wanted to set up a low-tech company with minimal capital which was also environmentally friendly.

Congratulations to Toms and Paylor for their innovative use of a material most people (literally) won't touch. ::Creative Paper Wales via the BBC via Hugg

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