11 Jul '18, 11pm

via @Mongabay

The place where this transformation occurs is the Elrhino manufacturing unit at Chaygaon, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the sanctuary. The collected dung is first thoroughly washed to separate the undigested grass fiber from extraneous materials like fecal waste, pebbles, dirt and mud, says manager Hrisikesh Choudhury. The fiber is then boiled in caustic soda to straighten and soften it, and dried under the sun. The resulting yarn-like material is next mechanically whipped up into a pulp by adding shredded hosiery rags, recycled paper offcuts, water and adhesive. “We just need half a kilo of dung fiber in the mix, so our requirement of rhino dung gets easily fulfilled from the local villages,” Choudhury says.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/07/rhino-poop-gives-villag...

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