"After two to three hours, the body is transformed into a sterile coffee-colored liquid the consistency of motor oil that can be safely poured down the drain, alongside a dry bone residue similar in appearance to cremated remains."
GOOD magazine: The emergence of the sustainable death industry.
Cats have toilets
. Dogs have toilets
. Even rats have toilets
... but according to the World Toilet Organization
, 2.5 billion *people* worldwide
still do not have access to sanitation. Peepoo
), developed by Swedish entrepreneur, architect and professor Anders Wilhemson
, is a new biodegradable single-use toilet that could help grow crops (New York Times)
. A layer of urea crystals in the bag kills off disease producing pathogens and breaks the waste down... into fertilizer. If you prefer patent
-free alternatives, Joseph Jenkins
. You can get his Humanure Compost Toilet System
(Direct Download PDF
) free of charge. All you need is a bucket, cover materials (sawdust, rice husks or coffee grounds) and the knowledge in his handbook. Peepoo or Humanure? Poo decide.
About 15% of the average American's household waste is compostable. Even apartment dwellers can turn their potato peelings and coffee grounds into gorgeous, nutrient-rich plant food with the help of worms.
You can even buy the little dudes online!
Once you have your worm farm set up, the big question is "Can I compost this?"
You may be surprised at how often the answer is, "Yes!"