At Terracycle you can buy worm poop fertilizer in used soda bottles

April 21, 2008 | By | Reply More

Do you want to buy worm poop fertilizer in used soda bottles?  You can, thanks to Terracycle:

At TerraCycle we manufacture affordable, potent, organic products that are not only made from waste, but are also packaged entirely in waste! TerraCycle Plant Food™ is made by feeding premium organic waste to millions of worms. The worm poop is then liquified into a powerful organic plant food and bottled directly in used soda bottles.

The Terracycle idea is to find marketable uses for objects that used to be considered waste.  Where do they get the waste products (like the used soda bottles)?  They often pay school kids to gather them (doesn’t this method of fundraising make more sense than having kids sell you things you don’t need?).  Will they run out of raw materials (waste) with which they make their products?  Not likely:

Since almost every output that is produced through industry ends up as waste and growth is rewarded, we have been throwing out more and more waste each day. According to the EPA, in 1960 the average American, produced 2.7 pounds of waste per day and in 2003 that number had steadily increased to 4.5 pounds.

If you want to know more about these products or where to buy them (they are sold at many big box stores, such as Home Depot, as well as many smaller stores), check the TerraCycle website.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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