As i continue to research about the uses of biosolids, i am leaning towards pros rather than cons. In my opininon, i see biosolids as an environmentally friendly, efficient and free agricultural practice that should be used worldwide.
From what i’ve discovered, biosolids seem to be an effective technique for all farmers that have used it. According to the EPA, “Biosolids are the treated residuals from wastewater treatment that can be used beneficially”. Personally, the EPA tends to be a reliable source when it comes to topics such as the use of biosolids. If the EPA doesn’t seem to find any fault with biosolids, then i don’t think anything can be wrong with the use of biosolids as an alternative to agricultural practices.
In my opinion, biosolids give us an oppurtunity to put our human waste into a better use, rather than cluttering up landfills, that we so claim to “fix immediatley”. There are many who are against the fact of using biosolids as an alternative, however there are many people who talk about making the world “greener”. But how can we do that if even our own waste, is being toxic to the environment? We should put our waste to good use. Besides, wouldn’t that be a huge step to making the world “greener”? With biosolids we can reduce pollution, and landfill. Not only does it benefit the environment, but it can also benefit us. With biosolids we can excelerate in the agricultural field. Since it has been proven that biosolids can be an efficient use to growing crops.
I personally think that biosolids should be an alternative to agricultural practices. I think biosolids should be used everywhere. However, that isn’t the case nowadays. The state of Arizone has used biosolids as fertilizers since 1960s, It estimates that only 50% of available biosolids are used on 1% of the total agricultural land in the US. Why only 1%? Can’t we make that 100%? Based on my research, it is proven that biosolids benefit farmer’s the most. Biosolids improves crop production, promotes farming, contributes to a sustainable farming practice. Literally, farmer’s can get biosolids for free! It can benefit everybody, considering farmer’s are an important part of society, they’re the one’s who grow the food. Not to mention that biosolids contain many nutrients and elements that are essential for crop growth. Why not use biosolids as an alternative because they are effective and still a contain the mandatory requirements to grow crops, rather than use something that can chemically damage a crop, which can be harmful to us as well.
Basically, we keep talking about preserving the environment now, but how can we do that, if we’re so scared of minor disadvantages of just one part of the plan. Biosolids can make a difference in our environment, so far it’s done a lot of good. Sure there are some minor set backs, but if we know for sure that biosolids can improve the environment, then why not use it as an alternative.
It’s a start isn’t it?