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Paper made from panda poop gets rolling

Editor: zhangrui 丨CCTV.com

12-20-2017 14:23 BJT

Giant panda reserves in Southwest China said they are cooperating with a paper company to process their piles of fiber-filled panda feces into napkins, tissues and toilet paper.
A woman displays packages of "Panda Poo" tissues. Photo: VCG

A woman displays packages of "Panda Poo" tissues. Photo: VCG

Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Co has struck deals with three bases in Sichuan province to collect their waste on a weekly basis to mass produce its “panda poo” product line.

By digesting the bamboo’s sugars and nutrients, pandas are basically extracting their fibers free of charge, said Yang Chaolin, the company’s chairman.

Once collected, the feces and other waste is washed, steamed and further disinfected to ensure it meets safety standards.

The tissues, marketed as “panda poo” tissues, sell for 43 yuan ($6.6) a box.

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