Dec 15, 2020

‘Peecyling’: Is urine the new liquid gold?

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Every day, we produce large quantities of urine, at no cost. So instead of flushing it down the toilet, what if it was transformed into something useful? The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.

Urine is made up of 95 percent water as well as other compounds such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, all of which help plants grow. They are known as the “Big 3” primary nutrients used to produce synthetic fertilisers, a process that is both expensive and polluting.

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