Sanitation – Bucket baths & Composting toilets
Taking a bucket bath is simple. After an earthquake water will be scarce. With all the hard physical work of cleaning up you’ll need a bath each day. This is how to take a great bath with only 10 litres of water in a bucket. (more…)
I’ve improved the design of a composting toilet. This is now very simple and low cost. You can make one in an hour.
There are only 4 items you need. You already have the toilet seat. It’s on your toilet. I used a power drill and a jig-saw to cut the hole on the plywood. I cut the lino with a craft knife. (more…)
The previous post showed you how to make a composting toilet. In this post I show you how to use and maintain it.
How to use and maintain a composting toilet is simple and essential for it to work properly. Teach your family how to use it. Here are the few basic principles of how to use a composting toilet.
“Waterless and composting toilets are niche technologies, marketed to “ultra-green” consumers and those living in remote locations.
Indeed, the recycling of grey water, even for non-potable uses such as watering landscapes, is still controversial in many places.
Certainly, most people don’t want to talk about poop, much less debate whether and how it might be recycled in their communities.
But it is precisely this debate that is needed. We need to trigger sanitation innovations that can benefit citizens of wealthy and poor countries, and (more…)