Op-ed: Reimagining urine to save people and the planet

By Neela Aghajan, MEng ’22 (BioE)

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

“Our pee has the potential to revolutionize both our planet’s welfare and the population’s health.”

Overmining for fertilizer

Fixing a global problem at the most intimate level

Figure 1: Step-by-Step Process of Conventional Urine Recycling (A) vs Innovative Urine Recycling Methods (B). Current Recycling Methods take from anywhere from 1–6 months to complete, while newer methods seek to shrink this wait to 10 minutes.

What’s already in the market?

The cost of urine-recycling

The future of waste management

Changing perspective

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