Juice Company dumps thousands of tons of Orange Peels in Deforested area; After 16 years, this is what it looks like now
In 1997 two ecologists Daniel Janzen and Winneie Hallwachs hit upon an incredible idea that would lead to the conservation of forest land on a massive scale and they did it with just orange peels and with the help of a local orange juice company in Costa Rica. It would take just orange peels to grow an ecosystem as you will find as you read on.
The ecologists approached the orange juice company with the offer of donating a small piece of deforested land to the Era de Conservacion, Guanacaste in Costa Rica. In return they would be allowed to dump all their orange peel waste for free. The Company readily agreed.
1 12,000 metric tons of orange peel dumped a year later
Just a year later, the company dumped 12,000 metric tons of orange waste brought by thousands of trucks who drove to the site. The waste consisted of sticky orange compost and orange peels. For a decade, the land remained untouched but after 16 years, Janzen deputized a student Timothy Treur check out the spot which they had left marked with yellow lettering. This is what the student found.
2 The signs could not be located
Treur just could not find the sign. He phoned Janzen for more details and went back a week later but still no luck. They knew that the spot was the correct one which they had agreed upon with the company 16 years ago. The look of the entire land was shocking and hard to believe. It looked like a new ecosystem thick and lush with vegetation.