New ‘growth carpet’ uses human waste to fertilize desolate land

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RISE is a product specifically designed for use in non-fertile humanitarian crisis regions. It relies solely on human urine to provide the irrigation and nutrients required to grow crops. Human urine contains significant levels of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, that are favorable for plant growth. So the problem of human waste in areas where there is dense dwelling and limited facilities, can now be turned into an opportunity to rejuvenate desecrated lands and produce – often much needed – new sources of food. RISE looks like a plastic mesh, but it is made from 100 percent biodegradable materials. Inside are…

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