Sanitation

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Giant Composter Will Turn the Deceased Into Soil-Building Material

Aside from cremations, the current burial practices in the modern funeral industry are fraught with environmental issues (and even cremations require a large energy input). Not only does a burial plot take up space, virtually forever, in the physical realm, but the materials in the caskets are designed to last for a long, long, time, […]

September 10th

Solar Powered Toilet Makes Biochar from Human Waste

A new type of solar-powered, waterless toilet that creates biochar from human waste could be a game-changing sanitation solution, providing a self-contained safe and sanitary toilet facility and producing a valuable agricultural resource. Those of us living in the developed world don’t often realize how good we’ve got it, and how many everyday items we […]

March 18th