Anorak News | Man Makes Newspaper From Bull Dung

Man Makes Newspaper From Bull Dung

by | 9th, May 2010

HAS Andrew Reilly found the future of print media by turning poo into paper? Reilly, an artist in Rangitikei, New Zealand, has transformed bull dung into paper. This adds to his work with kangaroo poo, wombat faeces and elephant manure.

The process involves Mr Reilly harvesting the poo and soaking it in buckets of water. Says he:

There’s fibre from grass in there, the bull doesn’t actually process the fibre. It needs a good couple of weeks to soften up the fibre and start breaking down.”

After a couple of weeks, he sieves the waste from the fibre, cooks it in a caustic solution. The mixture if washed, blended, bleached, sieved out onto a wire frame and put out to dry.

He then plans to sell it to the Daily Express

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