French village to hand out chicken to cut waste

April 2nd, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS  

London, April 2 (IANS) A village in France has proposed giving two chickens to each household that would help in cutting down on organic waste, BBC reported.

Officials in the village of Pince said the chickens should each consume 150 kg of rubbish per year.

They hoped that as well as reducing waste, the chickens will help families save money by providing eggs.

The villagers will receive their chickens in September.

“To begin with it was a joke, but then we realised it was a very good idea,” village mayor Lydie Pasteau was quoted as saying by France 3 TV.

“It will also reinforce community links — just as people look after their neighbours’ cats and dogs while they’re away, they’ll also look after the chickens,” she said.

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