Vaporizing Your Dog Poo The Eco Way To Go?

A new product from Paulee CleanTec called the “AshPoppie” is hoping to change the way dog owners clean up after their pets by turning the waste into a sterile, and supposedly odorless, ash in under a minute. The company says the ash can be used as compost material, saving the waste of plastic bags.

The technology, developed by professor Oded Shoseyov from the agricultural department of Hebrew University in Israel, is also being customized to someday be large enough for use in a self-contained human toilet.

Ash Poopie, Dogs, Waste

image via Paulee CleanTec

The self-contained human toilet, which could also harness solar power to be energy independent, is probably quite a ways off considering the company has yet to even announce the price of the dog-sized device.

Equipped with a 12 volt rechargeable battery, copper cleaning brushes, and an LED to light up the target area at night, the AshPoopie requires specialized capsules that could cost as much as $20 per month for a large dog. So, unless an owner is purchasing the most expensive of bags, the relative high cost may not attract a wide customer base.

To see a video of how the AshPoppie works, check out the video below:

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

    • bernard van de cremer

      If the municipality here in Hollandu00a0 will fine dog owners for not taking the dog poop with them, as planned per january 2012, u00a0than the price of this cleaning deviceu00a0isu00a0competitive. No special waste containers needed, saves also a lot of money. Because those containers have to be emptied by paid workers. Also trucks have to be involved ect. I would like to buy the sole import rights, but I am sure it is already to late.