23 May '11, 3am

Need a toilet urgently? You can unfold one in a minute ~ ~ @Eco #Green #Conservation

Need a toilet urgently? You can unfold one in a minute ~ ~ @Eco #Green #Conservation

The French have been credited with inventing the bidet and popularizing pissoirs or public urinals, and now they can add the biodegradable and portable toilet to their name. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share Frenchman Laurent Helewa designed the lightweight, easy to construct and carry toilet after Hurricane Katrina , when thousands of displaced people were crammed into a stadium for a week, with hardly any access to facilities. "It's a taboo subject, but necessary in case of natural disasters," he told AFP at the annual International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva , pointing to the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti that displaced tens of thousands of people. "The first problem is to have access to a toilet. Because if not, people will do ...

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