Could your body be storing the key to saving seagrass?

Seagrasses are vital to the marine ecosystem, where they provide food, habitat, shelter and other services for humans and aquatic organisms. But while seagrass success is threatened by a few factors, including human activities like boating, a crystallized version of human waste could be the answer to revitalizing these marine habitats.

Urine, it turns out, includes two key ingredients in plant fertilizers: phosphorus and nitrogen. Even better, wastewater treatment facilities already process this abundant resource and create byproducts that would otherwise be sent to the landfill.


Kirsten Romaguera October 25, 2022