Shizuoka Kita Youth Science Engineering Forum 2013
Many people around the world take care of animals as pets or a source of food. One major problem every country faces because of these animals is the irresponsible care of their waste. Islands, or countries surrounded by water are endangering the marine life and even themselves if the waste gets into the waters. For example, pig feces are a major problem because they can transmit Leptospirosis, a disease that both humans and animals can receive. This disease is easily transmitted in the tropical regions of the world and symptoms include: high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Leptospirosis is a common problem because it is most commonly passed through the urine or feces of animals. If there is a way to decompose the feces of animals, the chances of the average person being infected with Leptospirosis might lessen. The benefits of an organic fertilizer compared to a chemically made fertilizer are that the plants were able to grow taller, faster, healthier, and were able to bear more fruits. Our project will test if every day produce, such as the yogurt can be mixed with animal feces just like how egg shells and banana peels are used to decompose waste and create a rich, organic fertilizer. Our project will benefit not only the environment of Guam, but to all islands in the Pacific because by being able to sustain a beautiful marine wildlife where the feces of animals to not transmit diseases or pollute the ocean, but can fertilize the plants and help grow flowers and plants. Animals are a necessary part of our life either as pets, or sources of food. We should be responsible about their feces and turning it positively so that it benefits the environment, as it is our future.
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