Toronto Zoo Poo Actually Powers So Many Homes In The GTA

The animals at the Toronto Zoo have brought joy to people for many years and now they're helping create renewable power for 250 homes in the GTA.

The ZooShare Biogas Cooperative just launched its newest project to create renewable power from zoo manure and food waste, according to a press release.

The ZooShare Biogas Project has partnered up with the Toronto Zoo, Loblaws Companies Ltd., and EnerFORGE to create renewable power from 2,000 tonnes of manure from the zoo and 15,000 tonnes of food waste from restaurants, grocery stores and other locations in Toronto.

The food waste and manure will turn into, "enough renewable power for approximately 250 homes while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by as much as 20,000 tonnes per year," reads the press release.

This green initiative is driven by the looming threat of climate change and will even reuse the manure and food after it has been processed as fertilizer for nearby farms.

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