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Haitians turn to waste to combat cholera, deforestation FEATURE 04/19/2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Haitians turn to waste to combat cholera, deforestation

FEATURE

04/19/2011
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Desperately poor Haiti is finding a cheap source of fuel in recycling human excrement, a move that could help put a dent in a cholera epidemic and slow the country’s pervasive deforestation.

The “biodigester,” which converts organic waste to biogas and a liquid fertilizer rich in nutrients, requires little infrastructure: Toilets linked to a sealed, brick-lined well connected to a basin. Seventy of these devices are up and running, while another 70 are in the works..... MORE

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