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Biosolids are something we all create. They begin as waste — your poop to be exact. If there is a flush, there will be biosolids.

But what comes after you flush is the really interesting part!

Inspired by nature, scientists and engineers developed wastewater treatment processes that turn what you flush into valuable nutrients, renewable energy, and clean water.

These resources are created locally, follow the highest quality standards rooted in research, and are regenerated daily so that we can continue to live sustainably here on earth.

Curious what happens after you flush?

Join the journey with our host - PBS Viewpoint

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Biosolids Are Heavy

Biosolids Are Heavy

The average person contributes about xx kg (37 lb) annual to biosolids.

Collectively in the U.S. we produce about 5.8 million dry tons each year.

Biosolids Are Useful

Biosolids Are Useful

Biosolids use varies by state, but agriculture takes a clear lead across the U.S.
2.3 million dry tons annually. See the usage numbers for your state.

Even if we used all biosolids generated, it would only cover 0.1% of available agricultural land.

Biosolids Deliver Nutrients

Biosolids Deliver Nutrients

Returning nutrients back to the soil we harvested them from ensures we sustain the ground that feeds us.

36 billion tons of soil are lost annually across the globe. Biosolids increase soils’ ability to store carbon – keeping it out of the air, and helping to reduce GHG emissions.

Biosolids Create Jobs

Biosolids Create Jobs

Biosolids help create resilient local economies. They create jobs for thousands of people — processing facility operators, laboratory technicians, haulers, landscapers, farmers, and more.