Humans generate heaps of waste every day. Waste rich in energy, nutrients, or water. Most of it gets flushed down the drain, dumped in landfill sites, burned or even abandoned in public spaces or nature. Meanwhile, millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. A new 800-page book profiles multiple ways to harness this waste to help fill the world’s food and energy needs.
Resource Recovery from Waste draws from joint research of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI / WLE), EAWAG, CEWAS, WHO and others to examine how Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) can create business opportunities for livelihoods, enhance food security, reduce waste, improve water supply and recover or save sanitation costs – to spawn a whole circular economy of waste-based products and services.