Dogs have always been a boon to mankind but can their waste help humans save planet Earth as well by serving as alternate energy source? This idea is currently being considered in Gilbert, Arizona, and if the dog waste digester is approved by their city council, this concept could mark a new era in sustainable living.
The dog waste digester enlists the participation of humans who place the dog’s feces in a biodegradable bag and then into the digester. The mixture is then stirred via a crank and the alchemy begins; converting waste material into reusable methane gas.
Animal shelters might possibly financially benefit by this idea if there were a way to gather animal waste, convert it into methane gas energy and somehow provide it (sell it) to the government. Maybe even a subsidy of some sort could be in order to sustain the financial life of many shelters as well as the planet.
While only dog waste is being considered at the moment, there are always cows, cats, horses and pigeons to consider. This would certainly change that saying about dust unto dust, which now might possibly become… you guessed it, crap to crap.
According to the Arizona Republic, the issue will be either approved or disapproved at a city council meeting next month.
Before you pooh pooh poop, just consider how badly our choices of other forms of energy have impacted our planet in the last one hundred years.
Could dog poop fare any worse?