A Vermont-based company has launched its vision for a circular sanitation system by redesigning the port-a-potty. Over the next nine months, it will deploy 200 portable toilets to about 60 construction sites, small businesses, and event venues in Burlington at a cost of $200 per potty per month. Then, at a treatment hub outside Burlington, it will then transform the contents into high quality fertilizer for agriculture. Plans are to scale up to a larger (as yet unnamed) city early in 2024, providing more semipermanent portable public bathrooms for people with limited bathroom access. In 2019, Wasted’s founders started a nonprofit that installs sustainable waste management systems in backcountry regions from Tahoe to Patagonia.

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