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How No-Flush Toilets Can Help Make a Healthier World


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Cal
- 635 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Inadequate sewage systems and the lack of toilets in much of the developing world have created a major public health and environmental crisis. Now various innovators are promoting new kinds of toilets and technologies that use little or no water and recyc



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Carol H. (229)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 4:25 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

John S. (297)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:10 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Sally S. (105)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 6:00 am
An excellent article, very informative Good to see that serious money and concerted effort is being put into the development of sustainable alternatives.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:00 am
I'd buy one!
 

Christeen Anderson (465)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:38 pm
Sounds good to me. Thank you.
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:57 pm
noted, but i won`t be interested, i do not want to save water in the toilet., in the contrary. i want the sh!!!!!!!!!111 to go faster and the toilet very clean,. saving water in the toilet is not my thing!!!!! please!!!!!!!! thnx for the information!!!!!!! am sorry if i can sound bad, i do not want too.
 

Lauren Berrizbeitia (68)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:24 pm
Waaay overdue! Kudos!
 

Dominique Bideau (14)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:44 pm
Very interesting, thank you !
 

Diana P. (12)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:54 pm
thanks
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:00 pm
Weren't most of these ideas presented in Mother Earth News, Foxfire, and similar 'self sufficiency' publications? Hopefully the populations in Asia will take action to protect both their fresh drinking water and their often depleting soil in their farms.
 

Sharon F. (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 3:10 pm
All govt jurisdictions should require all new toilets to be equipped with separate flush devices; one for liquids and one for solids. Conserve water--it is precious.
 

Nimue P. (216)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 3:59 pm
Noted.
 

David F. (28)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:32 pm
We are stuck with Crapper's out of date invention, and should be legislated to use composting toilets. Only 5
% of the earth's water is not salty and msot of that is locked up in glaciers.
To use what we desperately need to flush toilets is insanity.
 

David F. (28)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:34 pm
"Fleshless toilets"! as mentinoed in the article is a funny typo!
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 6:02 pm
Noted, thanks Cal. One fact that was repeated was increased population growth which increased needs of consumption, to increased needs to defecate and urinate. So- the increased problems of diseases, especially in high population density (human) areas. More of us consuming = more solid and liquid waste that contain diseases that are not adequately being decomposed into a neutral nature that humans can handle without re-contaminating ourselves. Our body 'waste' products should be re-used to re-build the soil they came from - they should not be considered waste. Where do humans think the food we eat and the water we drink came from?

Stinky - yes, usable -yes. We humans are stinky and reusable to the planet, even with our various diseases and smells.
 

John B. (215)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:59 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article be Cheryl Colopy. I have seen and use a composting toilet and thought it was just fine no smell and no water used, thought it was neat. Read and noted.
 

Julie Hoffman (8)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:04 pm
Needed in America.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:50 pm
Great information. Thanks.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:28 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 7:08 am

Will happen soon ,,,saveing water,,2 Gals per flush
 

onita Caldwell (32)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:54 pm
Need these all over the world!
 

Mm M. (449)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 9:06 pm
Oh Cal! Now I am laughting since I can have a photo of this ~ back up system. Never forget when I was in France in 1985 and had to do my thing into a hole...still gives me a he he since I was frankly ill...sorry, Cal, got me laughing so hard on this news, I feel stupid silly! sorry!
 

Frans Badenhorst (546)
Monday October 15, 2012, 4:46 am
very interesting angle... thanks for posting
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 9:56 am
Good and helpful idea.
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 1:11 am
Looks like we are in deep S... unless we ALL do something about the stinky situation. Some propositions sounded very feasable and should be pomoted, but in countries like India the rich only act if they get richer. So I guess little will be done.
 
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