Environmentally friendly plant pots help solve waste

TAIWAN - Some people may cringe at the thought, but if properly treated, cow and pig excrement can be transformed into environmentally friendly flower pots that provide valuable nutrients to plants.
calendar icon 27 April 2006
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Other than providing a superb solution to livestock waste management, this novel idea could also serve to enhance awareness of environmental protection among Taiwanese, said Koh Meeng-ter (郭猛德), the owner of the patent of this trendsetting technology and the head of the Livestock Management Department at the Livestock Research Institute.

According to Kuo, the number of registered breeding pigs nationwide stands at 6.8 million.

Traditionally, the excrement from pigs is piled into a compost heap. Each pig produces around 0.01kg of dry sludge per day. Taiwan has enough pigs to generate around dry 68,000kg of dry sludge per day.

Source: Taipei Times
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