“Getting Started On Going Green"
Human Elephant Conflict - HEC

Human-elephant conflict (HEC) is dramatically on the rise and has become one of the major issues in the fight to save our endangered elephants. In fact in most countries cross the Asian elephant's range it has replace poaching as the   major human cause of elephant mortality.
The rise in HEC has been the result of the relentless rise of the human population in Sri Lanka and the resulting. Under pressure from higher population densities and lack fodder elephant populations are increasingly turning to crop raiding for sustenance.



Objectives:

  1. To reduce the amount of paper waste generated by offices.
  2. To reduce the demand for paper made from virgin wood fiber.
  3. To save our country from Global Warming and Greenhouse Effect.
  4. To stop deforestation and to save elephant habitat.

The Warning for the Environment

The average office worker throws away 30 kg to 32kg of paper per year. In Sri Lanka, 550,000 tones of paper are thrown away every year, and this is equivalent to the destruction of about 8.8 million trees.



The Care for the Elephant habitat

There is a growing concern around the globe for preserving our forest reserves. The "Greenhouse Effect" has led people to become more alert about the environmental concerns. It has been seen that, in the recent few years various corporations, communities, government agencies and others are coming forward to promote products and technologies that lead to the preservation of the environment.



Global Benefits of Elephant Dung Paper

The paper-making process uses energy, water and chemicals and produces wastes. Paper made from fibers of elephant requires at least 50% less energy and up to 75% less water than making it from virgin fiber. It also produces up to 90% less wastewater and reduces air pollution by 70%.



Common Benefits of Handmade Elephant Dung Paper

  • Use of non-wood raw materials, thus saving trees and elephants
  • Pollution free methods as solar energy are used extensively.
  • Acid free paper.
  • Higher tensile, bursting, tearing and double-fold strength as compared to mill made paper.
  • Fine and elegant quality.
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