Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's World Toilet Day

You've made the one ply sacrifice, you have scaled down to one square per session, but it's not enough. Now you must resist the urge to flush. Think of the endangered polar bears and bureaucrats who will gain from your sacrifice of a clean toilet. Think Brown Bin.

AS the world celebrates World Toilet Day today, sanitation experts have called for the end of the flushing dunny to save water and provide fertilizer for crops.

Leading health advocates have called for the use of "dry" toilets which separate urine from faeces and remove the need to flush.

Speaking at the recent World Toilet Summit in Macau, World Toilet Organisation founder Jack Sims said the concept of the flushing toilet was unsustainable.

Mr Sims said a culture where people flushed their loos but disregarded the thousands of litres of wasted drinking water each year was one of sanitation's greatest challenges.

"This 'flush and forget' attitude creates a new problem which we have to revisit," he said.
Have you burned your plastic bags yet in protest?

cp: The Broom

2 comments:

Gord H. said...

composting toilets - so much more economical in the long run.

Mike said...

Maintaining running water delivery systems to the homes of ordinary workers is too expensive for too little benefit. Nobody even sees those pipes. Let the commoners have their chamber pots, only sold to them this time around as a highly efficient Brown Bin system. Think of all the jobs that could be created.

That money we waste on stupid shit could be better used building performing arts centres, renewable energy museums, a brown bin employment program, and in grants to the artistic community to produce works of art demanding more performing arts centres, renewable energy museums, and union jobs in the anthropogenic waste reclamation field.