April 20, 2011
USU Bookstore attracts customers with unique paper product
(Kevin Opsahl, Logan Herald Journal) — One might cringe walking past a sign outside the Utah State University Bookstore that reads, “Poo sold here,” but in fact, it’s actually attracting students and faculty.
Cynthia Kohler, supply buyer at the USU Bookstore, said she first saw the paper, made out of elephant dung by the Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company, at a trade show.
“I just thought it was hilarious, that it would be just kind of fun to bring it in,” Kohler said. “So I gave it a try and it caught a lot of attention. People have come in just to laugh at it … it’s been a lot of fun to have.”
On Tuesday, a steady flow of students carefully inspected the display of journals, notepads, greeting cards and stationary made in part from the 100 percent recycled elephant droppings.
Needless to say, the paper products didn’t smell one bit.
“It’s just cool,” said Adel Abdallah, a USU graduate student, of the paper supplies.
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