The Czech news site iDNES and the BBC report that the French village of Pincé, which has 400 residents, has begun to offer its residents two free chickens per household. Each chicken is reportedly able to consume up to 150 kilograms of food waste per year, which will reduce a participating household’s – and the village’s – trash bill. Participating households will also receive an added benefit: free eggs, not to mention fertilizer.
The AFP news agency stated that 15-20 households are interested. Each chicken will cost the village 8-10 euros, but the village will recoup its investment quickly through reduced trash removal costs.
Not a bad idea, actually. I think I’ll propose it here in Virginia Beach.