composting toilets

Building a Composting Toilet

Although sewers and septic systems served the U.S. well in …

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Earth911 Podcast, August 12, 2019: The iRecyle App Is Back & Summer Sustainability

Summer break is over and the Earth911 podcast gang is …

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Diaper (or Nappy) Composting Reaches the UK

Image credit: Inga Munsinger Cotton, used under Creative Commons license.

The Brit in me bristles to use the term “diaper”, but if I said “nappy”, I suspect many would have no clue what I am talking about. But, whatever you call them, disposable diap…

The History and Design of the Bathroom Part 8: Pulling It All Together

Images and drawings by Lloyd Alter

Over the last few weeks I have tried to pull all of the disparate ideas for the bathroom together and come up with a functional and practical set of ideas. Here is a summary of them all, in one bathroom that you can…

Could Composting Toilets Save Cities Millions in Waste Water Treatment?

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From the humanure approach of pooping in a bucket to the rough-and-ready “tree bog” composting toilet, I’ve posted plenty of low tech DIY options for dealing with human waste. But my fellow TreeHugger writers, to their credit, ha…

A Kid’s View of a Humanure Garden & a Great Poop Song (Video)

Image credit: Humanure Handbook

Whether it’s humanure composting in urban Oakland, or safer sanitation with humanure in Haiti, there are many advocates of humanure systems and other forms of composting toilets around the world. Yet every time the top…

History and Design of the Bathroom Part 7: Putting A Price on Poop and Pee

I took some serious abuse in comments when I wrote Gates Foundation Throwing $42 Million Into The Toilet, questioning whether we needed a high-tech toilet solution. Commenters wrote: “This article is a disgrace and a sham.” Niels Peter Flint, who I r…

Which Composting Method is Best for You? Infographic Helps You Decide

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From worm composting to building a DIY compost tumbler, TreeHugger is not short on information on different methods of composting. But how does each method stack up against the other? That was the question that inspired a slide…

Composting Kitty Litter with a Cat Poop Portal

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I’ve mused before about one composting no-no—whether or not you can compost dirty diapers. And over at Planet Green, Colleen once listed 75 things you can compost but thought you couldn’t. But there is one thing that i…

Gates Foundation Throwing $42 Million Into The Toilet

Image credit Lloyd Alter: Broken Toilets in the Amazon

Bill and Melinda are making a big investment in ” a strategy to help bring safe, clean sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world.” The foundation notes that a billion…