Turning Poop into Profits
July 27, 2012 Editor 0
As it turns out, human poop isn’t worth very much. If you’ve ever tried to sell it, I’d venture to guess you weren’t very successful. To the contrary, most of us have to pay someone to take it away.
That, more or less, is the economics of poop. For the world’s poor, that backwards equation isn’t working out very well. Despite the Millennium Development Goal to halve the number of people without sustainable access to basic sanitation by 2015 – one the UNadmits it likely won’t meet – a billion people still lack access to functioning sanitation systems, killing millions of them a year. And the little progress that has been trumpeted is largely bypassing the poor.
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