Feb 25 • 24M

#37 Taylor Zehren - Public Health, transforming archaic sanitation and the food-poop-loop cycle with wasted*

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Wasted* is a Burlington-Vermont based start-up building the circular sanitation economy and transforming human waste into effective, safe, and sustainable fertilizers. The company was founded in 2020 and recently raised USD 7.5 million in seed funding from investors including the Collaborative Fund, Divergent Capital, Day One Ventures, Third Sphere, Pure Ventures, and Gratitude Railroad.

Taylor is a social impact entrepreneur passionate about utilizing research, storytelling, and education to redefine waste, and prior to co-founding wasted* was the co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit “Do Good Shit” which sought to implement and maintain improved waste management systems in outdoor recreation areas and their surrounding communities around the globe. 

In this episode we talk about the taboo of sanitising human waste; and instead of moving fast and breaking things, moving intentionally to make things better for public health and the global environment. You can find out more about wasted* in the following ways: Website: https://wasted.earth/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wasted-earth/ Find us on: www.founders-keepers.com and www.founderskeepers.substack.com Instagram: @founderskeepers.pod Twitter: @founders.pod LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/founders-keepers-podcast Get in touch: hi@founders-keepers.com