A couple of months ago I had no idea what biosolids are. We've been buying mulch by the yard at a local nursery and by the bag and I've never seen “biosolids” listed anywhere. But of course I can't say that I looked for it.
Then Rhonda posted at the Las Vegas Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Let_It_Grow_LV/ that bio solids are sewage sludge after she discovered that “Tomato Lady” Leslie Doyle's special “ORGANIC” soil mix contains SEWAGE SLUDGE.
What is SEWAGE SLUDGE?
From SourceWatch, an EXCELLENT resource:
Sewage sludge is the growing and continuous mountain of hazardous waste produced daily by wastewater treatment plants. The sewage sludge industry has created a PR euphemism it uses in place of the words 'sewage sludge': biosolids. There is now a SourceWatch Portal on Toxic Sludge
Why is SEWAGE SLUDGE called BIOSOLIDS? Continue reading “Sewage sludge (biosolids) sold with garden soil by Gro-Well and Organic Gardening test gardener Leslie Doyle”