Recycling of nutrients, waste and water in urban and peri-urban agriculture
Recycling of nutrients, waste and water in urban and peri-urban agriculture:
In many cities, new (potential) solutions for closing nutrient, water , energy and solid waste loops –by recycling water, nutrients and waste in urban and peri-urban agriculture- are explored. Experiences include composting, waste water use, recycling of urban nutrients, re-using waste energy from urban industries or buildings. They have technical characteristics, but also social, economic, legal, ecological, perceptional and behavioural aspects. Initiatives may be formal or informal and driven by private entrepreneurs, local governments, environmental associations, producers and others. Questions are raised with respect to most successful business models, marketing potential, the role of different stakeholders and use of techniques that can be up-scaled to other city-regions.
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