we stopped in philly for lunch, see the previous post. i was excited to "be the press" so i tried to park in this spot. it was awesome.
my enthusiasm for becoming a reporter for a day worried dianna. she repeatedly reminded me that she was the reporter and she was asking all the questions.
she asked me to be the official photographer (i think to keep me busy).
so now i am a photojournalist. be on the look out.
all of these vats, all of the office cubicles, all the computers, all of the everything you see is reused.
if you want to join, you should.
as if making worm poop wasn't fun enough, they do it to music
how they are being sued by scotts (the makers of miracle grow)
terracycle got most of its funding in the early days by entering and winning business-plan contests. the biggest purse that they ever won was $1 million, but they turned it down b/c the organizers didn't like the "garbage into worm poop" part of the idea.
we drove over to a landfill and greenhouse to see some of the science projects going on
and to meet jim, the official scientist.
rutgers university's ecocomplex
this contraption sent these princeton students back $20k
there is of course more to this story, but you are just going to have to listen to morning edition to hear the rest. i'll post a warning when its coming up. dianna takes forever on these things.
Scotts Sues Startup over Worm-Dropping Claims
Morning Edition, September 4, 2007 · Fertilizer giant Scotts sues TerraCycle, a small company in New Jersey, for false advertising that sells fertilizers made from worm droppings. Farmers and gardeners have long used worm droppings but now they're sold by mass marketers alongside chemical fertilizers.