Human poo could provide sustainable replacement for phosphorus in fertiliser

Photograph: Stewart Turkington

A newly opened nutrient recovery reactor in Slough, UK is set to revolutionize crop growing in the area.  The new plant makes use of the phosphorus that clogs sewage pipes  and could provide a sustainable alternative to the mining of phosphorus, which will be completely used up in a hundred years.

Read The Guardian’s take on it here and the BBC’s coverage here, which looks at the wider picture.