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Collection and Use of Urine

Human urine collection and use provide a better way to recycle nutrients than the use of composting toilets

Posted on Apr 3 2014 by Alex Wilson

Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy this blog over your morning cup of coffee, here’s an article on… urine?

Really?

Let me explain.

Urine is a largely sterile, nutrient-rich resource that can be used in fertilizing plants. In fact, according to the Rich Earth Institute, the urine from one adult in a year can produce over 300 pounds of wheat — enough for nearly a loaf of bread per day.


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  1. Alex Wilson
  2. Abe Noe-Hays
  3. Rich Earth Institute

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