Doggie pals, are you fed up of being thought a drain on our planet's resources?
Would you like to 'DO' something for the environment?
Then how about this for a fine idea from the Park Spark project?
You know how, when you go to the park, you take a human servant along and they will pick up any 'little messes' you leave behind and put them in a smelly old bin.
Well, what if, instead of a smelly old bin, your poo got fed into an 'anaerobic digester'? That's a fancy term for an underground container full of microbes which can transform your poop into methane gas and so produce renewable energy.
Here's how it's supposed to work:
The energy generated could be used to light the park at night. Or to fuel an ice-cream cart (just wishful thinking....)
I don't think that they have any of these systems up and running yet.
Spiffing wheeze though isn't it?
PS from Gail: Readers may not know that my day job is co-ordinating a project called MethaneNet, which aims to promote communication between methane researchers. It's amazing what you come across in the line of duty....Meanwhile, Bertie is being rested up this week after Sunday's exertions.