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New solutions need new regulations.
Many pioneers are already working to close nutrient cycles. However, current law assumes that human excreta are disposed via the sewer system. Thus, Switzerland currently lacks a legal framework that regulates the collection and treatment of feces and urine outside the sewage system and the production of recycled fertilizer from human excreta. VaLoo advocates for legal regulations that enable the recovery of resources from human excreta while ensuring the protection of public health as well as the environment.

If you would like to assist us in this effort, we welcome your participation in our Advocacy Working Group or contact us.

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Bern Bundeshaus, Foto: Marco De Luca
Bern Bundeshaus, Foto: Marco De Luca

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Consultation on prSIA 2066

VaLoo participated in the consultation on prSIA 2066. It regulates how open spaces can be planned, built and maintained sustainably in the future. Read about VaLoo's positions in this document (German). More information about SIA consultations can be found here.

Consultation on the Environmental Protection Act

The Advocacy Working Group participated on behalf of VaLoo in the consultation on the partial revision of the Environmental Protection Act, which aims to strengthen the circular economy in Switzerland. In the statement, we outlined our vision to promote source separation not only for solid but also for liquid waste streams in order to reduce…

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What does a circular economy look like in everyday life? And most importantly, how does it feel? In the KREIS-Haus, visitors experience how a circular economy works in the context of construction and living. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to participate in a research project.

KREIS-Haus stands for Klima und Ressourcen-Effizientes Suffizienz Haus (English: climate and resource efficient sufficiency house). The project shows how a functioning circular economy can be implemented in the smallest of spaces. From the building materials to the nutrients in the wastewater – everything is in circulation.

The KREIS-Haus is a joint project of the research group Eco-technology at ZHAW and the Synergy Village association, which is the location of the KREIS-Haus. The research group leads the research and educational projects in the house. The Synergy Village association is the implementation partner and owner of the house. The association is responsible for the operation of the KREIS-Haus, supports the research work and welcomes visitors to the idyllic grounds.