Human waste an asset to economy, environment, study finds

University of Illinois researchers Jeremy Guest, left, John Trimmer and Daniel Miller have developed a conceptual roadmap to help guide others through the unexplored environmental and economic aspects of sanitation. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

To reach Jeremy Guest, call 217-244-9247; jsguest@illinois.edu.

The paper “Resource recovery from sanitation to enhance ecosystem services” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s41893-019-0313-3

Source: Illinois News Bureau

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Human waste an asset to economy, environment, study finds
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Human waste an asset to economy, environment, study finds
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Human waste might be an unpleasant public health burden, but scientists at the University of Illinois see sanitation as a valuable facet of global ecosystems and an overlooked source of nutrients, organic material and water.