South Carolina's Riverbanks Zoo is selling compost made from animal manure: Let the scatological phrases begin!
Zoo poo. Zoo do. When ordinary poo won't do.
Pile it on. Join the movement. Heavy doody.
Riverbanks is having fun with the product it'll market as Compoost, but it's serious stuff, too.
The zoo used to pay thousands of dollars a year to a disposal company to get rid of these animal wastes. The composting effort - limited at this point to elephant, giraffe and zebra manure - cuts down on the waste load by about 1,500 pounds each day.
"Not only are we saving on disposal, but what was once a hindrance has become an asset," said John Davis, who doubles as curator of mammals and conductor of composting.
Davis has been trying to start a composting effort at Riverbanks for years, but he and others at the zoo feared it wasn't feasible.
"We produce so much waste every day, it was overwhelming," Davis said.
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