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The International Compost Sanitation Forum and Message Board: Humanure in the News: GRIST: For some eco-pioneers, solving the sludge problem means getting their hands dirty
Author: Joe (Joe)
Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 2:15 pm
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Laura Allen, a 33-year-old teacher from Oakland, California, has a famous toilet. To be honest, it’s actually a box, covered in decorative ceramic tiles, sitting on the cement floor of her bathroom like a throne. No pipes lead to or from it; instead, a bucket full of shavings from a local wood shop rests on the box next to the seat with a note instructing users to add a scoopful after making their “deposit.” Essentially an indoor outhouse, it’s a composting toilet, a sewerless system that Allen uses to collect her household’s excrement and transform it into a rich brown material known to fans as “humanure.”....

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-05-07-toilet-composting-humanure

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