Monday, November 19, 2007
WORLD TOILET DAY
Dry composting waterless toilet in a large outdoor version. Others are for indoor use. Today is World Toilet Day and this link is to the organization which aims to raise issues concerning better, clean and hygenic facilities and the extension of sustainable sanitation to billions more people. Another blogger, Jakartass, raises issues such as this in his discussions and rants from Indonesia.
A National Public Toilet Map and a trip planner can be found at this government link.
Kenny is a funny portaloo movie. Warning: it may contain Australian 'humour'.
Disposable Nappies for Babies. Now, 90% of Australian parents are using 800 million disposables per year which end up as 145.000 cubic metres of landfill and we only have a small population. What happens elsewhere?
And consider vast numbers in other places who use next to no nappies at all.
Somehow, it is estimated, a disposable nappy, can take as long as 500 years to decompose in landfill, according to Renew Magazine and their web site is linked here.
A small trial group decided that cloth nappies are a viable and good option during the day and other discussion is in the Issue 101 of Renew Magazine.