1000 Flowers for the Planet - #443 Recycle Pooch-Poop
Dog poo contains nitrogen and phosphorous which, when they find their way into our water systems, promotes the growth of algae, which in its turn chokes the waterways and kills fish and other marine life. This was explained previously in the post: Clean Up After Your Dog (Flower #317). The good news is that there are forward-thinking, creative people who have ideas for using dog poo in a positive way. At www.poopower.com.au you will find a site that explains how dog poo is used to generate biogas. The project is in its infancy at this point, but it looks like a sensible solution to an ever-growing problem as the population of dogs around the world increases dramatically. Give them your support and spread the idea – its potential is huge, and it will make an incredible difference to not only the visual impact of our parks and streets, but more importantly to the planet.