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John Hulls, a Point Reyes Station resident and project director for the Carbon Cycle Institute, reaches into a compost pile devoid of harmful gut bacteria at a test site on a Nicasio ranch on Wednesday. The institute is piloting revolutionary sanitation systems in Bolinas and Haiti that convert human waste into beneficial fertilizer using a fraction of the water compared to conventional wastewater systems. David Briggs

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and for Mr. Hulls, a Point Reyes Station resident and project director with the Carbon Cycle Institute, the aphorism could not hold more true. For the last several years, he has been developing procedures and protocols to safely convert human excrement into a nutrient-rich fertilizer. He hopes to . . .

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