Lonely Planet Writer

Roskilde to try 'beercycling' festival goers' urine

Roskilde Festival.
Roskilde Festival. Image by Are Sjøberg / CC BY 2.0

Organisers at Roskilde Festival, Denmark’s largest music festival, are this year introducing a new way to deal with the problem of what to do with the 100,000-250,000 litres of urine produced by guests: ‘beercycling’. The plan is to gather the human waste-water and transport it to a nearby field where it will be used to fertilise malting barley. The barley will then be used to brew the beer served up to guests at the 2017 festival. The project, known as ‘From Piss To Pilsner’, is one of just a number of initiatives aimed at making the festival as sustainable as possible. Read more: thelocal.dk