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"There's a poetry in the materials we use to construct our world of artifacts; it speaks of our long history as a technological species."
- William Gibson

Public Urine Collection  
  Arcologies offer public latrines, then collect for reclamation.  

People were lined up at the public latrines that Taiyang had set up around the edges of the arcology to improve public health. Toomie had told her that later the Taiyang would pump the raw sewage into the building, where they'd put into big methane composting systems. They were smart. Never wasted anything. They baked out the gases and distilled the water and turned the rest into nutrients for the weird plants that grew inside the building and turned into trees.
From The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Published by Knopf in 2015
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