The circular economy meets wastewater

Centralised treatment of organic wastes in sewage works and recovering phosphate from wastewaters have a role to play in establishing the circular economy

Tim EvansNobody would disagree with the idea of moving to a recycling society or a circular economy, but often detail gets in the way of implementation.

The definition of waste is a case in point. Waste is stuff you intend to throw away, whereas a product is something people want for which there is a market. That is nice and simple and has the pragmatic sound of Anglo Saxon common law.

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