Sustainably Geeky
Sustainably Geeky
Sep 20, 2021
Ep 43 - Poop Happens
Play • 59 min

Human waste doesn't have to go to fact, it turns out it's quite useful! Advancements in wastewater treatment have allowed this endlessly renewable resource to be turned into biosolids, a fertilizer that helps capture carbon while adding nutrients to the soil. Industry experts Maile Lono-Batura (Director of Sustainable Biosolids Programs at the Water Environment Federation), Dr. Sally Brown (Research Professor at the University of Washington) and Chris Peot (Director of Resource Recovery at DC Water) discuss what biosolids are and how they can be used to help address the climate crisis. Resources discussed in this episode:

DC Water

DC Water Facebook

DC Water Instagram

DC Water Twitter

DC Water YouTube


Loop for your Soil

Northwest Biosolids

Dr. Sally Brown

Water Environment Federation (WEF)

WEF Facebook

WEF Instagram

WEF Twitter

WEF YouTube

European Federation for Agricultural Recycling (EFAR)

Miley Lono-Batura LinkedIn

Host: Jennifer Hetzel

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Music by: Peter Emerson Jazz

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