Aucklanders' poo to be turned into fertiliser at Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • 10/06/2022

Aucklanders' poo is being turned into fertiliser as a way to mitigate waste generation.

Emerge struvite is a sustainable sand-like, slow-release fertiliser made from leftover crystalised chemicals and Auckland's waste that comes from Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Watercare resource recovery manager Rob Tinholt said the fertiliser is a sustainable way to take waste and turn it into something useful.

"We are really rethinking how we undertake our wastewater treatment and we're now looking at it as a means of recovering resources," Tinholt told the AM show. "So that means really the good nutrients that are in the system."

But, don't worry it won't leave your lawn smelling like a sewer as the fertiliser is odour free.

Watch the full AM interview above