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Researchers Try to "Close the Nutrient Cycle" Through Better Waste Recycling

Anonymous Coward writes | about 3 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Converting human waste into usable fertilizer may become the next important development in susatianable living. 'Most conventional farms invest in synthetic fertilizer, which requires energy to produce and is associated with many environmental problems of its own. But by separating out human urine before it gets to the wastewater plant, Rich Earth cofounder Kim Nace says they can turn it into a robust fertilizer alternative: a "local, accessible, free, sanitary source of nitrogen and phosphorous."'"

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