In a city with about as many dogs as children, it’s fair to say Canberra deals with a lot of dog poo. In fact, these dogs can fill two Olympic-size swimming pools every year with the amount of poo they produce! The waste is usually wrapped in individual plastic bags that all end up in the landfill. Handling dog poo is not only tedious for dog owners, but the plastic used is detrimental to the environment. Gemma Thomson, founder and CEO of Puppis Baw – Dung Beetles for Dogs swears that Dung Beetles are nature’s solution to handling dog poo that supports an ecosystem, benefits plants and the Canberra environment.
Did you know that in Canberra, there are about as many dogs as there are children? Every year, the region’s canines produce around two Olympic-sized swimming pools full of poo, and many dog droppings end up in single-use plastic bags. Nina Gbor caught up with Gemma Thomson, the founder of Puppis Baw – Dung Beetles for Dogs, for a fascinating conversation about dog poo, the Canberra ecosystem, and how dung beetles can help cut down on waste.
Posted by The RiotACT on Friday, 20 July 2018