If you heard about a new frothy brew made of sewage and garbage, it might not sound too appealing to dip a straw into – but apparently it has some stirring environmental benefits. This, according to the Environmental News Network, which reports how a new septage bioreactor landfill technology is able to blend the two waste products together, speed up the breakdown of both, and produce a steady supply of methane gas that can be used directly as fuel, or mixed for pipeline distribution. Since this broth can also help protect ground and surface water by eliminating the need to spread septic waste in open fields or pits, and can extend the life of landfills by reducing the bulk of garbage considerably, this sounds like a sweet solution to one noxious problem.

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