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- Subject: Eggshells
- From: "Richard Illig (717) 327-3568" <ILLIG.RICHARD@a1.pader.gov>
- Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 07:24:08 -0400 (EDT)
- List-Name: P2Tech
- Posting-Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 07:53:00 -0400 (EDT)
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Eggshells are reportedly compostable.
Eggshells, i believe, are high in calcium. Would there be
opportunities to process them for a usage based upon the need for
Pig farmers may be willing to accept some of this food waste and
blend it in the slop cooked as feed. Zoos may find eggshells a
specialty feed, or desire to blend them into existing feeds, for
some more exotic critters.
i recommend looking up information on egg shell chemical analysis.
Such information should be helpful in determining potential
Does the waste develop odor problems...this would probably affect
reuse options to a very large extent...or is the waste washed
(another waste of concern)?
Is the generator willing to consider processing the waste to a
more marketable form? Sterilization and/or grinding the shells to
a powder (or other utile gradation specification) may enhance
reuse options especially if the shells are clean and not
Quantity and consistency in the quality of waste will make some
options more acceptable than others, especially over time.
Please let me know if any of these ideas "hatch". i'm told i have
a talont for this stuff.