The 8th Continent
Make your world
Various environmental products have been manufactured by Prime8 over more than a decade. These have included;
Made from composting large herbivore animal manure (primarily Elephant and Rhinoceros) using Scirocco composting vessels to make an inert and light compost high in nutrients suitable for all uses.
Firelighters made from a by-product coconut oil enabling providing an environmentally friendly alternative lighting fuel. It burns for similar periods to comparable 100% man-made products.
Plant food tablets made by combining concentrated Junglepoo with an inert bonding compound. These tablets have been made using our environmental character shapes and sold both at zoo retail outlets and online. As a plant is watered the tablet breaks down slowly and feeds the plant as it does so.
Charcoal made from a by-product of the coconut industry: the shell of the coconut, which would otherwise be discarded. The shells are carbonized and then compacted into solid oval nuggets, which burn for longer and hotter than most conventional fuels. Laboratory tests have proven that this fuel’s emission levels are extremely low and the level of remaining volatile content minimal.
The fuel is also used in some commercial power stations
and its low volatile content makes it an excellent
alternative to coal on open fires.
8 Educational Ambitions
1. Water Conservation
Use less, treat it better and appreciate its value. Water is the world’s most precious commodity!
2. Litter and Packaging
Less packaging will mean less litter. If you have litter, put it in the bin!
We all need ‘things’. Once they can no longer be used, can their contents be recycled?
4. Exercise and Diet
It is said ‘we are what we eat’ so try to eat a healthy and balanced diet and partake in regular exercise.
5. Wildlife and Rainforest
With thousands of species living in rain forests, they are essential! They are also a key source of the Earth’s oxygen supply.
6. Habitat conservation & Biodiversity
Woodlands, grasslands, swamps…whatever the habitat, support important insects, animals and a plethora of plant life.
7. Healthy Seas and Oceans
All land is ultimately surrounded by sea. Water makes up approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface. Seas and oceans contain a multitude of lifeforms and are also an enormous source of food. We need to respect and look after these valuable resources.
8. Clean Atmosphere and Pollution Reduction
As we move around the world more and more, we create pollution and a ‘carbon footprint’. Better transportation methods and power creation strategies will help to create a cleaner atmosphere.