Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Fertilizer Company Sees Green Over Worm Poop And Garbage

TRENTON, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A fertilizer entrepreneur is disproving the adage “Garbage in, garbage out.”

Twenty-three-year-old Thomas Szaky is the CEO of TerraCycle, Inc., which feeds pure garbage to worms and collects the creatures’ poop for their consumer brand of fertilizer.

Szaky dropped out of Princeton in 2001 to pursue the liquified worm poop business.

But while turning garbage into worm poop fertilizer isn’t new, Szaky put a new spin on it by packaging the gunk in soda bottles collected from garbage cans, making his company the first ever to make and package a product entirely out of waste.

The company buys the old bottles from recycling centers and bottling companies and even pays school kids five cents for every bottle they bring in.

Szaky’s crappy business model is drawing attention. He says a TV production company has proposed a reality show revolving around his company.

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