At the core of waste*development is a story. Inspired by the world’s indigenous communities, past and present, and their ability to weave together all types of stories to better inform their future generations, we seek to do the same.

Starting with the core understanding - that every human on Earth relates to one another through the input and output of matter - we have incorporated an idea (waste*development) to usher in the regenerative practices of utilizing the untapped resource of human waste. We are building the foundation of a circular economy by developing new technologies, exploring unique market opportunities, amplifying social networks, and ultimately, sharing our story with all.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to our work, knowing that everything from product development to marketing will go well beyond the sanitation sector. To elaborate, we are working with Ronin Product Development Labs (engineering) and fuseproject (industrial design) to build our source separa...
At the core of waste*development is a story. Inspired by the world’s indigenous communities, past and present, and their ability to weave together all types of stories to better inform their future generations, we seek to do the same.

Starting with the core understanding - that every human on Earth relates to one another through the input and output of matter - we have incorporated an idea (waste*development) to usher in the regenerative practices of utilizing the untapped resource of human waste. We are building the foundation of a circular economy by developing new technologies, exploring unique market opportunities, amplifying social networks, and ultimately, sharing our story with all.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to our work, knowing that everything from product development to marketing will go well beyond the sanitation sector. To elaborate, we are working with Ronin Product Development Labs (engineering) and fuseproject (industrial design) to build our source separation technology and the surrounding structure. We sought out these firms knowing that their perspectives and experiences would transcend our product from ‘just another commodity to an iconic shift of understanding.

Rooted in science, and stabilized through an eagerness to continually learn, we use an educational framework to help build the vested structures needed to materialize something like a circular sanitation economy. To put this more concretely, as we ferociously seek out people to talk to, we base our conversations around the ‘ah-ha’ moment: the moment people realize they are peeing out liquid gold. In doing so, we construct a space that allows the reaches of our shared imaginations to truly envision what the future looks like.

We view the stigma around human waste as an opportunity to reimagine the way we understand our waste streams, and more importantly, the value within them. That is why we meticulously detail our work through various mediums of storytelling, knowing that the trail of information we create will empower the generations to come.
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Advisors

Ross Polk
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Ross Polk Head of Growth at Full Cycle

Employees

Brophy Tyree
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Brophy Tyree COO Brophy is a second-time entrepreneur, committed to building organizations that contribute to the regeneration of our natural environment.