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“Uniquely Welsh” Paper from sheep poo

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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, sterilise it in pressure cookers and recover the washed and undigested fibres.

A sheep digests just 50% of what it eats. The recovered fibres 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 fertiliser.

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 tonnes of paper a year.

September 12, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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