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    Balance

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    Post  Balance on Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:00 pm

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    Little 'ol compost toilet true
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    earthian

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    Post  earthian on Wed May 19, 2010 12:57 pm

    A piece of art ! Love the music too! Who is the singer?

    bigmo

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    Post  bigmo on Wed May 19, 2010 3:13 pm

    Ok I get the message and the videos was very nice and all but...

    Whats wrong with a good old fashioned flush toilet? Am I missing something?

    There's nothing fun about lifting buckets of human refuse and figuring out where to put it (been there, done that) so you don't contaminate the family or the land and keep the animals from digging in it. And that outhouse would be very, very cold in the climate I came form... can you put a wood stove in there?
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    mudra

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    Post  mudra on Wed May 19, 2010 5:07 pm

    bigmo wrote:
    Whats wrong with a good old fashioned flush toilet? Am I missing something?


    Well...

    Composting toilets





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    Many types of compost toilets are available today. They are designed
    to suit a variety of customs, cultures and climates, and vary enormously
    in price. Composting of human faeces is as old as the hills - it is
    Nature’s way of safely reintegrating human waste with the soil. All
    compost toilets, however simple or complex, are devices for helping
    Nature achieve this. Contrary to popular opinion compost toilets can be
    very clean and hygienic and do not smell. They save huge quantities of
    water in a world where water is becoming an increasingly precious
    resource. For example, a family with a water flush toilet would use at
    least 100,000 litres of water a year for flushing. They protect surface
    and ground water from sewage pollution and, unlike water flush toilets,
    compost toilets do not produce sewage and do not smell.

    Benefits of compost toilets


    The use of compost toilets means that cities and peri-urban areas do
    not need to extend capital intensive sewerage networks and sewage
    treatment plants. The recurring cost of maintaining additional
    infrastructure is also avoided. Both these factors represent a huge
    saving. Also, in areas where toilets would be flushed with municipal
    water there is an enormous saving in water requirements. Cross
    contamination between water mains and sewers is eradicated where compost
    toilets are well established as the standard sanitation technology.
    Soils are steadily improved by the regular addition of good quality
    compost. Conventional sewage treatment invariably leaves a dangerous
    sludge that still needs further treatment or incineration whereas
    compost toilet systems produce a useful product.
    In water logged areas where there was previously no satisfactory
    sanitation system operating, the benefits that compost toilets provide
    are clear. They can prevent ground and surface water contamination and
    protect people’s health in areas where open defecation on the ground or
    directly into water bodies has been the norm. The production of safe
    compost and effective use of the urine and wash water are also a
    significant benefit.
    The technology also lends itself extremely well to areas with
    hard rocky soils where excavation of pits is difficult, expensive or
    inappropriate. Again the compost is valuable and can help to provide a
    better chance of establishing plant cover on thin and fragile soils.

    http://www.appropedia.org/Category:Composting_toilets#Benefits_of_compost_toilets


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    bigmo

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    Post  bigmo on Wed May 19, 2010 8:12 pm

    Mudra,

    Your point is well taken but I just can't see everyone composting in let's say NY city or LA or Hong Kong. Granted in a more rural enviorment it works ectremely well but when people are living on top of each other it is less likely to work effectively without some sort of environmental controls for health issues.

    There are many things we can do to 'save' water, electric, fuel, trees etc and I am all for conservation. If people have the choice of either spending their time or spending their money to pay for the waste that they create most people will opt to pay for their waste instead of conserving resources. That's my point I guess.
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    mudra

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    Post  mudra on Thu May 20, 2010 5:11 am

    I concur with you Bigmo .. not applicable in the city but rather an environment friendly solution
    for people working their way to a life close to earth .

    Living in the city myself I welcome these posts where I learn about alternate propositions that step out
    of what I commonly know .
    The side of me that loves adventure I guess and that is longing to leave the concrete behind and walk woods and fields Wink

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    Post  Mercuriel on Thu May 20, 2010 8:36 am

    Solution anyone ?

    Blink

    http://www.incinolet.com/

    ATM - Expensive Yes - But a Solution nonetheless and likely to come down in price too.

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