26 March 1999
Earth Centre opens for business

THE Earth Centre, a £100 million demonstration of a “green” approach to development, opens for business today.

The centre, at Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has a fully operational sewage recycling plant.

Visitors will be encouraged to go to the lavatory on arrival so they can watch their waste being reprocessed.

The effluent is being used to irrigate the centres plants and crops, including strawberries and rhubarb.

  • The Times 26/03/02/99 page 15