04 Apr '12, 5pm

Who Knew? Upcycling the Dog Poo

It’s been almost three years since a grand experiment began in Ithaca, N.Y., and the results are finally in. Yet there’s not much to show for it — and that’s what everyone was hoping for. BioBag A compostable waste bag. As Kate Galbraith reported in September 2009, Allan H. Treman Marine State Park in Ithaca generated a lot of buzz by introducing a pioneering waste composting project in its dog park at the urging of a Cornell University professor and other dog owners. Nationally, some 78 million dogs produce over 10.6 million tons of dung annually. It poses public health risks if left on the streets, is harmful to the environment when left on the side of trails and takes centuries to decompose in plastic garbage bags that end up in landfills. In the park’s experiment, corn-based compostable bags were placed in dispensers in the dog park. People who visited with their pets ...

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