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San Francisco Chronicle: Device Makes Turning Human Waste Into Compost Safer

By Stephanie M. Lee in the SF Gate. Original article here. Your toilet bowl may hold the key to replenishing forests, growing crops and saving countless gallons of water. And that's why Gary Andersen, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is so excited about poop. Andersen has invented a device that tracks the decomposition of compost made of human feces, a function that he says could help improve environmental health all over the world. In earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the technology is being used to monitor sanitary waste in an effort to accelerate the production of disease-free, nutrient-rich compost for agriculture and ...

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance Publishes SOIL's Paper: Can We Sell EcoSan Compost in Haiti? A Market Analysis Report

With the support of Oxfam Great Britain, SOIL conducted a market assessment of compost and fertilizer sales in Haiti with a specific focus on indentifying possible markets for the sale of compost generated by EcoSan projects. Throughout the course of this study, the following market conditions were evaluated in detail: the prices, availability and quality of the different options for fertilizer and compost currently available in Haiti, the agricultural practices of small-scale farmers, the results from preliminary marketing and outreach efforts to potential bulk buyers in the government and NGO sectors, social responses to the idea ...