Waterless Composting Toilets: A Practical Guide. Waterless Composting Toilets: A Practical Guide One of our most popular articles in Issue 2 of Pip is our piece on composting loos, “Waterless Composting Toilets” [PDF].
In fact, we were really chuffed to hear from Jan and Nat from Designful Studio, a sustainable building design firm in Hobart, Tasmania, who liked it so much they said on Instagram, it’s a “very handy resource… [looking] forward to referring it to [our] clients who want to embrace composting”. Thanks guys, it means a lot that you want to spread the word of our work, and that you’re enthusiastic about composting human poo! Another big thanks goes to Kym Mogridge who kindly and expertly wrote the piece. Kym is the owner of Adobe Loos & Worms, in Bega, and has a proverbial humanure (ha, see what I did there?) Click image to go to full article We think it’s an important article for anybody wanting to take their poo seriously, so that’s why we are making it available, for free, to reference and enjoy and SHARE. L'Uritonnoir: the straw bale urinal that makes compost from 'liquid gold'
"Are you used to going for a number one in the back of your garden?
" asks French design studio Faltazi. "Do not waste this valuable golden fluid by sprinkling on inappropriate surfaces! " Their solution to the problem of peeing al fresco is l'Uritonnoir, a hybrid of a urinal ("urinoir" in French) and a funnel ("entonnoir") that plugs into a straw bale to make your very own urine upcycling factory. As the bale is filled with your "liquid gold", the nitrogen in the urine reacts with the carbon in the straw to begin the process of decomposition - forming a rich mound of composted humus within 6-12 months. L'Uritonnoir was originally dreamt up with summer festivals in mind, where straw bales are often in frequent supply, but portaloos are not.
The designers say their mission is to raise festival-goers' awareness of "dry urination, water saving and urine upcycling," and suggest the compost can kept on site and used in planters the following year to demonstrate its value. Taman dan Bunga. .facebook 1425418937851. Permaculture toilet. Woodland toilets or tree bogs. Woodland toilets or tree bogs. Infographics from growveg.com. Building a Reciprocal Roof with Tony Wrench. How to Make a Vermicomposting Flush Toilet. Quinta do Vale is an off-grid permaculture project of 2.5ha in the mountains of Central Portugal.
It’s an evolving demonstration site for many aspects of sustainable living, with a particular emphasis on off-grid infrastructure. It’s run by Wendy Howard. When I first started planning the infrastructure here, I intended to use Joe Jenkins‘ dry ‘humanure’ composting toilet system throughout. It’s simple, easy to construct and maintain, portable even, and doesn’t require separation of urine from faeces. And it’s an efficient thermophilic composting process with a well-balanced output. Many people though dislike dry toilets. In 2013, we were converting an old hen coop into an outhouse toilet. From a conventional flush toilet, flushings drain through a waste pipe into an insulated plastic container. When the flushings enter the container, the solids remain on the surface to be processed by the worms and the liquids drain through the organic filter material and exit the container.
PermacultureTips - Rain Water Harvesting and First Flush System - School of Permaculture. Composting Toilets UK, Ireland & Europe - Sun Mar - Toilet Revolution. Sun Mar composting toilets are the only residential composting toilet system certified and listed under NSF Standard 41.
NSF Fact Sheet, see our NSF Listing by following the link. Products are only certified by NSF after an exhaustive 6 month test, backed up by satisfactory experience in the field, which requires amongst many requirements that there is to be no odour, even during overload testing, and the compost produced has to contain extremely low levels of faecal coliform. Only products certified and listed by NSF may bear the NSF mark, which is required by many regulatory bodies to prove that the unit does indeed meet the NSF standard. Sun-Mar products are alone in being able to bear the NSF mark as being certified for cottage and residential use.
Sun Mar composting toilets, like everything we supply, require no septic tank or percolation area so using them avoids any septic tank inspections.