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An urban composting toilet & humanure for the garden

In this entry two videos are presented.
The first video (An urban composting toilet & humanure for the garden) represents an excerpt of the second one (The Pee and Poo Show).


An urban composting toilet & humanure for the garden

While you can buy a low flush toilet, to truly save water, you need to stop flushing, that is, get rid of your water closet all together. While composting toilets might once have been relegated to backpackers, today there are commercial buildings like the University of British Columbia's C.K. Choi building that only offers composting loos for their 300 employees. In this video, Laura Allen of California's Greywater Guerrillas shows us her composting toilet, the bins where the household's waste sits for a year and the mature humanure she sprinkles on her garden.

 


Producer:

faircompanies

Year:

2009

Length:

2:52

External Link:

 


The Pee and Poo Show

Peak Moment 172: Laura Allen gives an intimate tour of a home-built composting toilet in her Bay Area urban home. The nutrient-rich composted "humanure" is used to enrich the lush, edible landscape, and doesn't waste precious drinking water like flush toilets. The co-founder of Greywater Action shows the throne-like toilet compartment whose distinctive feature is a urine diverter. Pee and poop are collected in separate containers beneath the toilet, and are accessed outside the house. Sterile pee is watered in at the base of plants, while poop is collected in barrels and aged for a year or more until it has composted fully. What a way to go!

 


Producer:

Peak Moment

Length:

27:54

External Link:

 


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