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2. The Criticality of Phosphorus. Data, Peaks & Politics

The criticality of an element is defined by its economical relevance, the relevance of its most important economic applications and the risks, and future risks of its supply and sustainability. In other words: its current and its future demand and availability.

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3. Rifts, Cycles, and Recycles

The human body produces 500 liters of urine and 50 liters of faeces per year. This is equivalent to about half a kilogram of phosphorus. One day’s urine from an adult is sufficient to fertilize a square meter of cropped area for each cropping period.

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continent. inter-view: Arno Rosemarin on disconcerting technical systems

Of course, corrective lenses, antiperspirants, things to stop bacteria, lots of interesting stuff in your mouth—mercury, lead. I am a walking bionic, not too much steel—there is a lot of metal in one’s mouth...

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Arno Rosemarin

Stockholm Environment Institute

Arno Rosemarin is Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute. His specialities include ecological sanitation, nutrient flows, eutrophication of freshwater and marine systems and aquatic eco-toxicology. He has carried out projects in diverse countries including “Governance Surrounding Global Phosphorus Limitation” and participated at the 2nd European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference 2015 in Berlin. Rosemarin co-wrote The Challenges of Urban Ecological Sanitation. Lessons from the Erdos Eco-Town Project (2012) and worked on numerous scientific articles and reports.