‘Poo Canoe’ to Cross English Channel

Text by Alyson Sheppard

It sounds like a classic adventure: Two young guys, who happen to work at a Welsh paper company, plan to paddle across the English Channel. The twist? They are doing it in a canoe covered in paper made from sheep dung.

Lawrence Toms and Lez Paylor built their aptly named "Poo Canoe" to raise awareness of Sheep Poo Paper, an environmentally friendly (and hopefully sturdy) material created out of recycled feces. They took an old wooden canoe frame, covered it papier-mâché style with a few layers of the poo paper, and then waterproofed it with local beeswax and soybean resin. After a few leaky test runs, they will make the treacherous voyage to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance.

Follow their exploits here.

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