Chinese firm to make toilet paper from panda faeces

PANDA
Panda used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

A Chinese paper company will soon be producing toilet paper made from giant panda faeces and food scraps, state media said on Wednesday.

Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Company has engineered a way to recycle the copious faeces produced daily by the furry residents of the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda in south-west China, Xinhua said.

The company signed a deal with the centre on Monday, according to the news outlet.

Due to pandas’ bamboo-heavy diet, their excrement is fibre rich, the news agency said.

Pandas produce 10 kilos a day of faeces and an another 50 kilos of “food waste” from bamboo left unchewed or spat out, making it ideal raw material for paper products.

The giant panda is one of China’s most iconic animals and the subject of vigorous conservation efforts.

It is classified as “vulnerable” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

(dpa/NAN)


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.