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Are These the Toilets of the Future? Eco-Friendly Concept Loos That Could One Day Replace the Bog Standard 130-Year-Old Lavatory

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The design runs on water from waste water from showers and sinks.

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Angelika R (143)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 9:47 am
what can I say... OH; DEAR JOHN :)

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 9:50 am
looks like soon people will end up at old Japanese times, "laying or hanging" over the loo-peeing their cloths :-)
but, given some say urine is so healthy as well, guess that is eco-friendly after all :-)

David C (131)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 12:09 pm
interesting....I hope the toilets of the future can all either compost or at least turn the material into potential fuel sources......

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 12:13 pm
OH! Crap...

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:10 pm
Dave- I suspect the gas of some could already do that today...

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:24 pm
My God!

. (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:52 pm
The jury is out on this one...

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:54 pm

Larry Lawton (2)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 3:00 pm
How about separating pee from solid waste? None of these designs does this. But pee can be used directly as fertilizer (diluted with water is best) with no processing, thus making the pee recycling green with minimal effort. I believe there is a design that does this (not in this story though). Reusing gray water is a good idea too. Water from the washing machine should be added too.

I did not see any design incorporating a bidet, which seems better and greener than murdering trees for toilet paper. I think these ideas could be greatly improved.

Kate Kenner (215)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 3:44 pm
I am not one to spend a lot of time on the toilet (although my cat likes to spend time with me in the bathroom for some reason) but I am all for efficiency and conservation.
Interesting point Larry.

David F (39)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 5:04 pm
In winter I keep my bath water in the bath, as it helps hydrate and warm the house, and I then fill a bucket from it to flush the toilet. I have a good well so don't need to save water.
I think compost toilets in all new houses should be mandatory. Water is essential for life on the earth and we flush toilets with it. So short sighted. The flush toilet was a bad invention and we are so slow to change our ways.

Sandi C (98)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 6:54 am
not sure about this!

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday December 16, 2013, 8:54 pm
Well Mr.Crapper - there is soon going to be a change after 130 years. Larry has made some good points!!
Thank You for sharing Cher.
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