COWS TO WEAR FACE MASKS TOO!
Thanks to Wired, I now know that there are 1.6 billion cattle that all burp and fart methane!
🌎"Methane is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to warming the planet"
🌎"The combined greenhouse gas emissions of America's 13 largest dairy companies are equivalent to some major fossil fuel giants"
🌎"Historically, the industry's solution has been in the form of feed additives, which inihibit the production of gas in cattle's stomachs"
A lot of us probably knew that already, although maybe not the numbers.
The innovation bit?
✔A UK-based company called Zelp has developed a potential solution and yes, it's masks - burp-catching face masks designed to reduce methane emissions from cattle by 60 per cent
✔"The mask fits comfortably on a cow’s head with a zip-tie-like mechanism allowing it to be adjusted to various cattle’s head sizes"
✔"At the tip of the mask, a sensor detects when the cow exhales and the percentage of methane that is expelled"
✔"When methane levels get too high, the mask channels the gas towards an oxidation mechanism inside, which contains a catalyst that converts methane into CO2 and water, and expels it from the device"