A Surrey, B.C., company says it's designing a machine to separate dog poop collected in plastic bags at parks and upcycle it into concrete slabs for construction.
You read that right. Pookt Pet Waste Solutions CEO Bog Rogers says they will roll out receptacles at parks where waste-filled bags can be placed. The poop would then be sent to a baking facility while the plastic bags are collected, disinfected, and recycled.
They still have more work to do to ensure the final product is sterile and safe.
"There's definitely a lot of substances -- viruses, bacteria -- present in dog waste that we know about," he said. "The primary ones (tests) would be for the E. coli which is the standard test. Some of the tests for worms can be done by microscope as well."