I forgot about the olive waste until I recently read an article in Haaretz about an Israel company that is turning the olive pulp waste into a heating source. The olive pellets created, according to owner, do not release harmful gases when burned, and can also be used as a fertilizer. Today, most of the pulp is brought to a landfill or is not moved at all becoming a pollutant.
I don't have a fireplace, but for those of you who do, consider by olive pulp pellets instead of wood this winter.
|Close up on tons of olive pulp|
|The pulp is spewed onto the mound throughout the day|