13 Mar '12, 10pm

City Makes Sidewalk From Hundreds of Old Toilets

City Makes Sidewalk From Hundreds of Old Toilets

Toilets are easily the most long-suffering fixtures of modern life, tucked away behind closed doors to endure decades of unspeakable uses -- yet despite their years of doodyful service, most old porcelain thrones are still destined to an equally unpleasant afterlife in a landfill. Faced with this wasteful injustice, the city of Bellingham, Washington recently found a way to put 400 past-their-prime toilets to some good green use as a sidewalk. Officials in Bellingham say that they strive towards making their city more sustainable , and they've put their money where their mouth is -- by getting folks to put their shoes where their dairy-airs were. When a stretch of pedestrian walkway needed to be extended, the man in charge of the job, Freeman Anthony, had the thought that things could be done in a bit more of an eco-friendly sort of way. Anthony heard a local charity had j...

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