Education in creating valuable products from wastewater, as is done in Run4Life, is essential for the acceptance of these products. Starting with the younger people in our society, primary school children, can help tremendously in starting the conversation in peoples homes. Run4Life joined forces with the Science Hub of Wageningen University and organised an educational event for primary school children ‘Delicious Waste Water’ on the 19th of may.
Children were invited to come to the University for an afternoon and experienced what it is to attend a lecture and perform experiments. They learned about wastewater; where it comes from, what it consists of and how it is treated now. Furthermore, they learned about what plants need to grow, how components in wastewater can be used to fertilise plants and why segregating wastewater streams is useful.