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New compost toilet at the I.I.P. demo site

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Posted by Pietro Zucchetti over 12 years ago

Finally the compost toilet is finished!!

Thanks to Simone ed Elena http://brianzorigeni.blogspot.com/ the compost toilet is finished,we hope in a brilliant future!!

The finished compost toilet using reused materials.

It is very important today to understand that using flush toilets using fresh water

is not civilized. This is because the availability of fresh water is in decline all over the world. Thanks to polluttants in fresh water courses and the melting of glaciers that are invaluable reservoirs.

The foundation of the compost toilet from left: Elan,Iris,Pietro Simone ed Elena.

Everyday we use 22 litres of freshwater per person to flush our toilets and

we flush toilets 2500 times a year. (Chemicallygreen.com)

The toilet's roof

1.2 bilion people has not access to fresh water

67% of households around the world get water outside the house

The increase in percentage of fresh water worldwide in the 21st century will be 0%

25 milion people die every year for water borne illnesses ,60%are children.

(Der Spiegel,May 25,1992. Annals of Earth,Vol.8,N.2,1990.US EPA (1996)Wastewater Treatment:Alternatives to Septic Systems,US Environmental protection agency,Region 9,Drinking Water Program.)

In the western world,after we defecate in fresh water and after we flush our fecis,we don't care where our fecis will end it up,we don't care.

This is our culture and our reletionship with our fecis.

 We don't think that the water even after being purified can be contaminated by antibiotics and metals.

We don't see our fecis as a resource,like the compost toilet that transform humanure in nutrients for plants for example but we see it like something to be washed away.

Simone check if everything is working.

From left: Pietro Elena e Simone.

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Sven Horner
Sven Horner : I dont have much money.. im learning gardener for vegetables, and you dont earn much for that.. so I only have a little flat together with my girlfriend (32 qm in total). but im so fed up with this so called "civilized" lifestyle in general and wasting of drinking water and polluting the rivers, that im short before building a compost toilet and placing it where there are my remaining few free square meters. I need to get out of these insane habits.
Posted over 12 years ago

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