Where there’s muck there’s brass, the saying goes — quite literally in the case of one woman, who has created wrapping paper out of horse poo.
Ponypoopaper, developed by Sue Eberle, is made using dried droppings from her sister’s sport horses. Sue, who is based in Devon, combines the muck with recycled paper to create the odourless speckled sheets.
She told H&H : “I was trying to think of something different and novel that people would react to. People who have horses think it’s brilliant and it’s environmentally friendly.”
And there are plans for expansion.
“I’m hoping to branch out to notepads and art paper and even have bespoke poo products — for people who like racehorses or New Forest ponies, the poo will be collected from this type of horse.”
Prices start from £2.99 for a sheet. For more information visit www.ponypoopaper.com.
This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (18 October 2012)