Turning Dog Poop Into Gold

Posted by on Dec 07, 2011 at 9:57 am

One man’s dog poop is another man’s gold. At least in Taiwan.

AN innovative scheme to keep the streets of northern Taiwan clean has seen thousands of citizens dutifully collecting bags of dog poop in the hope of winning $2000 in gold.

More than 4000 residents of New Taipei City, which surrounds the capital, have signed up for the competition since it was launched in early August, and have so far collected 14,000 bags of the stuff.

“The outcome of the campaign beat all our expectations,” Lai Lien-chueh, from the city’s environmental protection bureau, said today.

Maybe sanitation workers cleaning up after Occupiers can get some kind of similar reward.

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