Dog poo from Cape Town beaches grows trees

An environmental group in Scarborough, a seaside town within the City of Cape Town, collects dog poop at beaches and uses it to create compost for planting trees.  The group’s education head Hannah Hopper said anything that was organic could be composted and dog poo was no exception.

“The benefits of using dog poop are twofold. First, less waste ends up going to landfill.

“This is good because we have a landfill crisis and organic matter like dog poo contributed to leeched and methane gas pollution, which is 20 times more warming than carbon dioxide,” said Hopper.

“Secondly, we are turning free “waste” into a useful resource for planting indigenous trees.“

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