Incinerating incontinence

“The cabinet secretary for external affairs revealed that despite reports that the UK government may move [President Trump’s] visit to Scotland, no discussions have taken place between the two governments on the expected visit.” https://www.greens.scot/news/trump-visit-details-sought-by-greens-at-holyrood

There’s that partnership of equals again. Dump Trump on Scotland like so many tons of toxic waste…

“Huge volumes of what are known in the trade as ‘absorbent hygiene products’ are produced in the UK. But it is difficult to deal with as its dampness makes incineration expensive. Dumping the waste in landfill is the other current option, but the material takes decades to degrade and heavy and rising landfill taxes are aiming to end the practice. …
‘The great thing about life today is people are living longer, but what comes with that is often incontinence issues. We want this to be a growing issue, because we want people to live longer.'” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/20/british-tampons-and-nappies-set-to-fuel-power-stations

Look forward to a long old age, fuelling power stations.

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Poultrid

“The 53-foot trailer, dripping the rancid juices of rotting chicken, was discovered Tuesday near the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula. It contained an estimated 37,000lbs of chicken worth $80,000, officials said.” (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/rancid-chicken-truck-montana)

It’s not just the truck that carried the chuck,
But the tricklin’ that comes from the chicken.

Jetsam

“Think about wastes, such as sewage or landfill waste as resources – not problems to be disposed of.” The stumbling block has previously been large indigestible complex biopolymer molecules. Now US biotechnologists may have developed “a genetically engineered strain of yeast that simultaneously breaks down xylose [large sugar molecule] and converts acetic acid [vinegar] to fuel.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24489800)

If only there was a way to set this yeast on the Great Pacific garbage patch without just converting it to a Great Biodiesel Slick. Beer would be acceptable.