If human waste is able to replace traditional chemically-derived agricultural inputs, this would mean that many agricultural communities could see a marked decrease in chemical input application, which has important implications in reducing chemical pollution that typically occurs due to overuse of chemicals and through farm runoff. As well, because biosolids such as human waste contain nutrients like phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium in less soluble forms than chemical inputs, these nutrients are able to stay in the soil longer, making leaching or run off less common, which can lead to observable decreases in local pollution (and local biodiversity loss, too). Furthermore, because human waste also contains important micronutrients and is largely composed of organic matter, this can help to restore the health of the soils in the agricultural fields where the human waste is applied. In addition, the purposeful collection of human waste for use in agriculture is beneficial in regards to planetary health as this effort can help reduce groundwater and surface water pollution that is typical in communities that lack proper municipal sanitation and sewage systems. By sourcing phosphorus from human waste, this can also have powerful effects in decreasing the demand for phosphorus mining, which is typically a highly toxic and energy-intensive process. This is especially important given that phosphorus rock is a non-renewable resource and is currently declining in available supply.