Dry toilets are a type of toilet that uses minimal or no water to manage and treat human waste. Instead of flushing waste down a drain, as in a conventional toilet, dry toilets use natural processes to break down and decompose waste into a safe and stable compost material.

There are several benefits to using dry toilets.

  • They are a more sustainable and resource-efficient alternative to conventional flush toilets, as they use much less water and energy.
  • They also reduce the amount of wastewater and sewage that is generated, which can help to protect water resources and reduce the burden on wastewater treatment systems.
  • Dry toilets are also a more hygienic and sanitary option than traditional pit latrines or other types of non-flush toilets.
  • The composting process in a dry toilet effectively kills pathogens and reduces the risk of disease transmission.

The resulting compost material can be safely and effectively used as a soil amendment, adding valuable nutrients and organic matter to the soil.

Composting toilets offer a sustainable and effective alternative to conventional flush toilets, and they provide a range of environmental and public health benefits.

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Building the poop palace - an integrated composting area

Flushing our shit with clean drinkable water down the toilet to an entity that then separates shit from water in order to make our water drinkable again isn’t really sustainable or? There must be better ways around, especially something that is…