PooPooPaper Elephant Poo Notebook Review

Poo Poo Paper Notebook

I questioned posting a review of this notebook for a number of reasons. First, I knew it would be challenging to write a review without any dreadful jokes; second, while the product is technically charitable and green it’s borderline distasteful and third, it’s actually quite disgusting.  I didn’t think I would be grossed out by this notebook but I was and if you think you might be too there no harm in skipping this post.  Bearing all of this in mind let’s get on with the review.

Poo Poo Paper Notebook

PooPooPaper (FKA: The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company) is a company that turns animal poo into paper.  They started with elephant poo and expanded the line the include dung from cows, pandas, donkey, moose and horse.  Their web shop actually lets you shop products by poop type.

Poo Poo Paper Notebook

Their products are green because they are recycled and a portion of the proceeds goes to support animal conservation efforts.  The notebook came with a very long pamphlet all about their product (and yes, it’s full of poop jokes).

Poo Poo Paper Notebook

The paper itself is quite strange.  The front feels like a paper bag and the back feels like (and sort of looks like) a paper towel in texture.

The texture up close (backside on the left and front side on the right)
The texture up close (backside on the left and front side on the right)

The paper is a cream color but it’s not uniformly so; you can see different sorts of fibers that stand out on the page and are a bit distracting to look at.   It is also lumpy in spots; I found dead bugs and gross unidentifiable material in the paper (I chose to exclude the pictures from the post).

Poo Poo Paper Notebook
You can see lots of bleeding and a distracting line of…something through the word “Parallel”

It’s a very absorbent but fountain pen ink tends to bleed and feather.  It’s not a nice paper to write on.  It’s rough and probably not safe to use with fountain pens.

Poo Poo Paper Notebook
The Pilot Parallel and the Geha are the only ones that bled all the way through

The notebook measures 8″ x 7.75″ and contains 20 blank pages for $16.99.  The notebook itself is nicely put together but the paper is terrible to write on and to look at.  This notebook is disgusting in my opinion and if you want to help conserve wildlife there are much nicer ways to go about it.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s