Waste Not, Want Not

Consider…

 

Water Schematic

  • 10 calories of fossil fuel are spent for every calorie an American eats.
  • The nutrients in pee are roughly the same ratio as those found in commercial fertilizer.
  • Dried feces are an excellent source of carbon needed to build soil.
  • An overload of nutrients in fresh and salt water chokes fish, prevents shellfish habitat from growing, and contributes to erosion… not to mention, looks and smells bad.
  • North America has roughly 50 years of remaining phosphorus reserves required for synthetic fertilizer.
  • The average person creates 5.5 kg of fertilizer per year, enough to grow nearly a year’s worth of food.
  • In 2012, 2.5 billion people still do not have access to sanitary facilities. An estimated one in seven billion are malnourished.

 

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