Compost toilets articles

Jul
27
2017
Scarlett Penn

Taking the pee: is urine a good fertiliser?

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Many of us consider our urine to be a waste product, which we flush out of our lives with purified drinking water. Even with a low-flush toilet the average person may use about 40L of treated water a day to whisk away their wee. The eco and cash cost of sanitising water for drinking is huge, so to recklessly contaminate and flush it is, in both senses, taking the piss. Read more …

Dec
16
2015
Patrick Boylan

Can I have a compost loo instead of a chemical toilet in a camper van or a narrowboat?

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First of all, why would you want to do that in the first place? Well, it’s because of the toxic nature of the chemicals used in chemical toilets – but we’ll blog about that later. For now, let’s talk about whether there’s an alternative. Read more …

Aug
4
2014
Dave Darby

An example of Joe Jenkins’ ‘humanure’ composting toilet system, used successfully for 9 years

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Our friend Lee has been using a ‘humanure’ compost toilet system, made famous by Joe Jenkins in his book the Humanure Handbook, for over 9 years. I interviewed him to find out how it’s going. Read more …

May
16
2014
Dave Darby

Opportunity for low-impact person in the Loire valley

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We’ve been approached by a very nice man called Rod Harper, who has never used a computer in his life, and so asked us for help in finding someone to rent his property in the Loire Valley. Read more …

Oct
21
2013
Richard Higgins

Revolutionary super-fast composting technique

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Lowimpact.org: Hi Richard – you run courses and sell products related to a revolutionary new superfast composting technique. What is this idea and where does it come from? Read more …

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