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21 November 12
Markets On Bulcock, Caloundra
Green Damselfly has a stall at Markets on Bulcock, Caloundra most Sundays. The market is open 8am - 1pm most Sundays in the main street of Caloundra o ...
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13 May 11
Fair Trade And Green Market
Green Damselfly will be at the Fair Trade and Green Market at Caloundra, cnr Queen and Ulm Streets on Saturday 14 May. This event coincides with Fair ...
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04 May 11
Exciting Children's Toys, Games And Puppets In Stock
Some truly fantastic children’s products have just arrived from India and Bangladesh. Bright, colourful and fun puppets, dress ups, masks and a couple ...
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26 April 11
Spotlight Enterprise Global Child
The Global Child (TGC) is one of our eco ethical partners. It was founded in 2003, is a non-profit, non-political, non-partisan organization founded t ...
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05 April 11
Books From Black Ink Press
The Indigenous publisher Black Ink Press has just become our newest eco ethical partner. This follows our decision to support poverty alleviation in c ...
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Support Eco Ethical Enterprises to Alleviate Poverty in Developing Countries

Maximus Elephant Paper

An innovative technique for making paper products from elephant poo has led to financial support to preserve the elephants of Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan elephants produce 100 kg of dung per day and Maximus founder, Thusitha Ranasinghe discovered that this cellulose-rich substance makes an ideal raw material for paper products. Maximus now make a range of products using their elephant-dung paper, which helps to draw attention to the plight of the Sri Lankan elephant, which competes for land with a growing human population.

Maximus paper production was set up in 1997, not far from an elephant orphanage. The proximity of elephants was a boon for the papermakers; for as they soon discovered elephant dung is an ideal raw material for paper products they began a range of elephant-dung paper to draw attention to the plight of the Sri Lankan elephant. A proportion of the sales are donated to the elephant orphanage. But elephants are not the only beneficiaries. Maximus provides an income for 35 staff, and its recently established 'Peace Paper' scheme helps rural people earn money from collecting dung from wild elephants.

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