22 Aug '11, 2pm

Could Composting Toilets Save Cities Millions in Waste Water Treatment?

Could Composting Toilets Save Cities Millions in Waste Water Treatment?

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, have often had more ambitious, mainstream plans for saner sanitation. From large office buildings going "off pipe" with composting toilets to the notion that high-tech composting toilets may be coming to our cities , these are tantalizing hints that our bodily waste may finally be seen for the valuable resource they are. I've just come across an important editorial that suggests public opinion may be catching up on the subject, arguing for a serious look at community-wide composting toilets instead of building a new waste water treatment plant.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/composting-toilet...

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