April 24 - Waterloo To Be Known For Dog Poop
This Ontario city was best known for headquartering BlackBerry, and may soon be known for an entirely different commodity -- dog poop.
Waterloo will soon be the home of a pilot program that will turn dog waste into energy, using a process called anaerobic digestion that happens when organic waste breaks down in an evironment without oxygen.
The city's mayor, Dave Jaworsky, said this is one of the first times this sort of program -- which he jokingly calls "poop power", will be implemented in a Canadian city.
Jaworsky said it's eco-friendly and should help curb the amount of litter produced by the city of about 100,000 people & says the program may expand to other cities across North America.