America Is Full of Poo
Hey America, let’s put our poop to good use!
The EPA estimates that each year, one billion gallons of raw sewage are dumped into U.S. waters. That is 3000 gallons for each person in the United States. Composting toilets could conserve water and change this hazard into a valuable resource.
Just imagine all the freshwater we can save if we could get over the idea we all need a fancy porcelain crapper. Once we get over the “eewwwwwwwww” factor, we’ll see that there are ways to work with nature to make home made fertilizer. We can even go so far as two have a two-bucket poo-poo system:
Needed: Two buckets, a toilet seat, woodchips
1) Put toilet seat on bucket #1
2) Put woodchips in bucket # 2
Do your thing in bucket #1, and cover with woodchips. Wipe yer bum with strips of newspaper (much of what is reported is worthwhile of such use anyway, no?)
By the way… I am no angel. I’ve told my wife this is my next move and she promptly told me she will have no part of it. Methinks that transitioning to a culture that doesn’t trash the earth will take a lot more convincing, and bringing home a bouquet of flowers with a composting toilet isn’t something she’s quite ready to receive yet.
And that’s crappy.