248 249 TERRAGON ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES WASTE INTO RESOURCE A s a society,we are ingrainedwith certain habits and frames of mind.When it comes towaste,both solid and liquid, we generallybelieve“out of sight–out of mind.”Our solid waste gets bagged or boxed up to be hauled away to a landfill, somewhere,and our wastewater either gets treated bya large municipal facilityor,just as often, gets flushed,untreated,back into the environment.Either way,the pervading ethos is that waste is simply something to be gotten rid of-taken away fromour own habitats where it’s created and exported to others.Most current waste treatment technologies support this approach. However,for manycommu- nities and habitats,the con- ventional approach towaste management is not practical. Examples include ships,isolated Terragon Environmental services