by Michael dEstries
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We love it when companies make an effort to green their businesses — even if the products they’re selling may not be the healthiest thing in the world for people. Take this Dunkin’ Donuts in St. Petersburg, Florida. Not only is it the first LEED-certified restaurant in the company’s history — but it also features something we’ve never seen before: a gigantic, solar-powered worm bin from Mother Organics.

This worm bin could most certainly beat up your worm bin — and then turn it into compost.

Holding over 80lbs of hungry red worms, this bin takes all of this Dunkin’ Donut’s used coffee grounds and paper and turns them into worm castings and worm tea. This “liquid gold” is then incorporated into the compost or humus at Mother’s Organics facility. According to the site RealNeo, Mother Organics is still tweaking their giant worm bin — but the design is patented and additional locations may soon be able to order one up. Sure would be pretty cool to see these giant bins next to your standard garbage ones. Nice work, Dunkin’!

Image Credit: RealNeo

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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    That is SO hot. Do they have vegan donuts? :)

  • tina

    I really need one of those!