Human Urine Is Shown to Be an Effective Agricultural Fertiliser

An article in Scientific American (published July 2010) states that “Researchers say our liquid waste not only promotes plant growth as well as industrial mineral fertilisers, but also would save energy used  on sewage treatment.”

Well, we certainly won’t disagree with that conclusion. The article goes on to describe the use of urine separating toilets, but says that “Acceptance (of the different type of toilet) is a big problem for this kind of system”.

People will have to change attitudes to dealing with human waste, especially when it can be a valuable resource that can save energy too.

Read the full article at Scientific American.

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