Relevant to a recent post on the fabulous pooper scooter, here’s an idea of what to do with all that poop once it’s scooped: use it for power!
Dog owners collect their dog waste in a special biodegradable bag and throw it into the digester –- an air-tight cylindrical container, where the dog feces are broken down by anaerobic bacteria. A byproduct from that process is methane, which can then be released through a valve and burnt as fuel. In this case it is being used to power an old-fashioned gas-burning lamppost in a park.
Check out Wired for the full scoop (har) on what is currently conceptual art, but could potentially become a neat and tidy solution to the park poop plague.
(Image from The Park Spark, home page of the artist’s project.)