Why we should recycle sewage

REFERRING to the recent spillage of sewage onto Scarborough’s bays and also to the brown algae washed up on the beaches and in the sea where children play and adults surf. Isn’t discharging processed sewage into the sea now a somewhat out of date way of treating sewage?

The Germans being more or less land locked convert their sewage into electricity and charcoal, both useful products. In parts of Leeds sewage is processed with garden waste to produce a clean garden fertiliser which is sold to the public in bags.

In the present economic climate should we now be using sewage as a useful natural resource? Then instead of complaints the authorities would probably be heaped with praise.

Geoffrey M J ones

Hall Park Grove, Scalby