TEDx Talk on reuse - "Why Shit Matters"

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TEDx Talk on reuse - "Why Shit Matters"

SuSanA Working Group 6 (Cities) Lead Christoph Lüthi gave an inspiring TEDx talk on Why Shit Matters.

To most readers of the forum this is very likely preaching to the converted, but from the reactions in the audience you can their surprise to hear a TED talk about Why Shit Matters, but I'm pretty sure he could convince some to see a renewable, locally produced and growing resource where they only saw human waste before.

Watch his talk to learn why shit matters (or show it to your friends or family who do not believe it yet)!





Christoph Lüthi heads the Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development (Sandec) department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). He gets inspired from field visits to the slums of Africa and Asia, and practices what he preaches, by supplementing his urban garden in Zurich with fertiliser produced from the urine of his Eawag employees!

This is the website of the Aurin fertiliser, www.eawag.ch/en/department/eng/projects/...tilisers-from-urine/
Since 2018, Aurin has been approved by the Federal Office for Agriculture for the fertilization of edible plants.

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Re: TEDx Talk on reuse - "Why Shit Matters"

Thank you Franzi for sharing this inspiring TEDx Talk!
The Water & Sanitation Hub has tweeted it away ( twitter.com/WaSa_Hub )

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