Waste treatment facilities in the United States process more than 8,000,000 tons of biosolids – semi-solid sewage – about half of which is recycled into fertilizer and spread on crop land and which helps solve storage issues and produces revenue to support the treatment plants.
But what else is being spread in that sludge? As industry invents new materials and chemicals for modern products, many find their way to our skin and bloodstream and, subsequently, into our sinks and toilet bowls. More than 500 different organic chemicals have been identified in the biosolids used as fertilizer across the United States.
Pressing Refresh Notes:
Mmmmm….yummy. Want some on your crops?