01 Apr '11, 3pm

Human waste in #Haiti has been a major problem. Here's video of Joe Jenkins working to establish humanure composting

Human waste in #Haiti has been a major problem. Here's video of Joe Jenkins working to establish humanure composting

The shocking photo above is of gigantic piles of human feces left in the open air at a dump in Haiti. While some in the "developed world" (I always hated that term), may turn their noses up when we recommend composting toilets as a solution to dealing with human waste, in disaster-hit areas like post-earthquake Haiti, they can literally be a life saving and easily scalable technology. I've just come across a great series of videos from Mr Humanure himeself, Joe Jenkins, establishing safe, effective humanure composting in the camps of Haiti.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/promoting-humanur...

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