Gallery: 6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

 
A park near MIT in Cambridge, MA that has a popular dog run has become energy self-sufficient, thanks to a project by Matthew Mazzotta. Dubbed “Park Spark,” the project asks dog owners to dump dog doo into Mazzota’s special digesters, rather than the trash. Funded by the city and the school, the large drums then convert the natural methane that is given off by the poop into energy, which powers the park’s street lamps at night. Park Spark also helps cut down on naturally emitted greenhouse gas.

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5 Comments

  1. mandaaa July 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    well i want me a poop burger !!! ill be eating &* pooping the SAME thing, like in that episode of southpark, “the human centipad” mmmmm pudding

  2. Kavitha July 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    It’s too bad that elephant dung used to make hand made paper was not included. A group known as Haathi Chaap. See link
    http://elephantpoopaper.com/index.html

    in the case of poop burger- not a great idea. I believe it’s a universal reaction, not just a western culture response to even contemplate eating human excrement- however processed. Not a good idea – ever.

  3. true creativity July 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    some advice for poop-burger man
    1- change name to ecobio-feed
    2- use food for animal feed, not humans. e.g. chicken feed
    the real challenge is how to get real meat to be easily absorbed by the body (mince-meat?)

  4. Mr Michael Tucker July 8, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Poop-burgers cross the line from being environmentally responsible to just plain gross.

  5. aperkins01096 July 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    The last slide gives a new meaning to “eat s*** and dye.” …

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