Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

B&Q to utilise 'power of wee' in compost accelerator

Published: 1 April 2010
Litre bottles of new Wee&Q will retail for just 10p, made up of urine collected from the DIY store's plumbing system.
B&Q to utilise 'power of wee' in compost accelerator
B&Q will trial the new natural compost accelerator in its New Malden store today. A member of B&Q's green team said of the product: "Urine is one of the best compost accelerators there is but not everyone is happy to spend a penny on their heap, as their garden may be overlooked.

"Our new service allows everyone to turn their kitchen and garden waste into compost using the power of wee, sparing their blushes."

When B&Q built its flagship eco-store in New Malden, a state of the art plumbing system was incorporated, harvesting rainwater to flush the toilets. Urine is now being collected through the store's plumbing system for the composting product.

To further celebrate the power of recycling customers can bring their own bottles into store, and will therefore receive the product for free.

The New Malden store is the first to trial 'Wee&Q it' but, if successful, B&Q has not ruled out extending the idea to its stores across the country later this year.


Yes, you guessed it....April Fools!!!

Comments

Published prior to March 2014
By sandra
I think they're taking the piss!!
Published prior to March 2014
By Paul - The compost man
Great Joke but it could mean they have peed on their shoes as Urine has many uses in the garden, and it's a free resource. See :
'Liquid Gold' by Carol Steinfeld.
Published prior to March 2014
By Faz
Oh they already collect faeces Dave didnt you get the chicken manure by the checkouts yet?!?!? TRUE STORY! lol
Published prior to March 2014
By zaax
Because it true.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urine#Other_uses
Published prior to March 2014
By William
They talk Faeces too.
Published prior to March 2014
By Paulie
Piss poor attempt 1/10
Published prior to March 2014
By vince.turner@wintherbrowne.co.uk
Have a laugh...
Published prior to March 2014
By Joe
Sounds like a load of Pish to me!!!!!!
Published prior to March 2014
By David
I see this is an April fools, but to be honest I wouldnt have been surprised if it wasnt. My only surprise would be that they didnt also collect faeces too.

(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark

What do you think?


Retailers: what are your thoughts on Smart Home Technology?


Latest reader comments

re: UPDATE: Social housing B&Q vouchers leaving DIY SMEs out in the cold

Anne Duffy
I got an £85 b&q decoration card was told got on the 6th March & they said it was used on the 8th which would be hard as I went to use it ...

re: Homebase scraps Spend & Save loyalty scheme

Gel
Homebase have also abandoned the "Click + Collect" service they offered until recently. A useful facility that has been removed by the new ...

re: John Lewis profits plummets by more than 50%

Paul
Not surprised by this. My small experaince with them was lots of staff walking around in 2 or 3's chatting not offering to help. When ...

re: STIHL to showcase cordless garden tool range at Glee

Gel
I wonder if this means that their previous lock down on Stihl dealers selling outside their area is now gone, or just on these Li Ion ...

re: Homebase scraps Spend & Save loyalty scheme

Jeff
I have an expired Homebase card. Have they stopped issuing new ones or renewing old ones? If so has it been replaced by Nectar card...

Most read stories