How to promote the safe conversion of waste to resource
The Guardian publishes 12 tips for making the most of wastewater
LONDON — Water shortages are not uncommon in the developing world, and wastewater often trickles into the environment untreated causing pollution, so the UK’s Guardian talked to experts about how to promote reuse of this water that comes from washing, storm runoff, toilet waste and more.
“Wastewater is often out of sight and out of mind. There is resistance not just from the public to re-use but also from governments and health authorities,” Christopher Corbin, program officer, United Nations' Caribbean Environment Program, told the Guardian. But, wastewater can be treated and used for energy and agriculture.
Experts have many ideas for how to promote the use of wastewater effectively, from highlighting success stories to tackling the cultural stigma of reusing wastewater to highlighting the cost-savings and using it as a public-relations tool. [theguardian.com]
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) supports biogas projects in Ethiopia, which take methane from waste to create energy for cooking. The technology is reusing the resource and providing jobs while feeding stomachs. To learn more about CCFC’s work, read our stories at ccfcanada.ca/stories.
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