I want to say I love this concept, and I think the experiment can be taken much further. Here is what I was thinking: Transformation of Latent Value The problem of food waste and its value stream... If you ever tour the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago you will learn that Derivatives or Futures Exchange revolutionized food distribution. Before grain Futures grain rotted on the docks and went to waste. There was no mechanism for commodity prices to sync with market requirements. In other words the solution was to monetize the waste stream and play a little bit of jazz with the Value Stream. We tend to think of Waste as the opposite of Value. But with solid or liquified organic waste, the problem is a bit more complex. So is the opportunity. During college I read a book about the Chinese cultural revolution and I distinctly remember a story about collecting “night soil” and how they used it to fertilize their fields. In other words, processed food waste = fertilizer = food. So, why don’t we just hook up our sewer system and garbage disposals to the farming grid and let them use our “waste” to grow new food? Simple, right, well, not so much. What about the other gross stuff that people put down their drain? Bleach, chemicals of every sort, paint, soap, shampoo, dishwashing detergent, various non-bio items, Hmmm, that is really a problem, unless? Unless, someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to change. It’s not. (--the Lorax) So, why not bifurcate the waste stream like we did with “sanitary” and “storm” sewers? Maybe I just wanted to use the word bifurcate, but instead of dumping toxic stuff into the waste stream we make a way to make it better. Bio-positive shampoo, dish detergent, laundry detergent. Is that so difficult to imagine? Yes, I am talking about an architectural, political, plumbing revolution! It doesn’t even need to happen right now, but a change in the building code could be mandated by law, and over 20+ years, we could change from a society that doesn’t live in harmony with Nature, to a society that manages and improves Nature. Does anybody really know what happens to our poop and waste water right now? What happens to the stuff we flush down the toilet? Silly, I don’t really know. We take it for granted. This is how we do it! Yet. I wonder? What if we monitor our sewer systems? Doesn’t it make you a little frustrated to know that if you run your sprinkler system in the summer you get charged for the same amount of sewer usage as you do water usage as if you were dumping the lawn water down the sewer. Hmm. That seems wrong. Do we do that right now? if we do it is not very transparent. Same with all utilities: We know that we use less electricity if we know when and how we use it. We are getting nickel and quartered by our utilities. Internet of things can mean a paradigm shift for our interaction with utilities grid. What if we prove how we can rework, reuse, tranform, waste, and then as we discover the value of the waste we can slowly change the pathways for distribution. It is a fact that the US has an old and in some cases failing water/sewer infrastructure. Now is the time to rethink sensible ways to redesign those systems for the next 100+ years.