When it comes to our toilet habits, many people don’t like to talk about it. This is understandable as we can become embarrassed when discussing our bathroom habits with others.
Today we want you to push aside that embarrassment and realise there is no shame in talking about toilets and how they can be improved upon. By being able to talk about toilet systems and healthy, hygienic practises, we are teaching our children, our communities and the globe how to create a better world for our families and everyone around us.
If you’re reading this article, then congratulations. You’ve made the first step in moving towards a healthy and happy bathroom practice.
Dry Toilets are Environmentally Friendly
One of the best things about installing a dry toilet or composting toilet in your home, building, village or community is they’re environmentally friendly. Many pit toilets or latrines allow bacteria and harmful agents to leech into the surrounding water systems (which people may use for washing, drinking or irrigation). This results in contaminated water which can cause sickness, ill health and in severe cases hospitalisation or death.
If you’re thinking about installing a dry toilet in your home or community and are worried if a dry flush toilet is unsanitary, don’t be. Here’s a few reasons why.
Composting human waste has been around for thousands of years
Did you know that composting human waste for use on plants and gardens was common practice as far back as the 1500’s? We all know that animal manure (usually from herbivores) is a great natural plant fertiliser, but with the right composting process and curing time, human waste can easily be converted into a rich, humus that resembles high quality top soil.
Dry toilets use no water
Available drinking water is a scarce commodity in most places around the world today so it makes little sense to flush perfectly good drinking water – literally, down the toilet. A dry toilet doesn’t use any water and only uses a small amount of electricity that can be generated by a solar panel if needed.
Dry toilet systems are found all around the world
Believe it or not, dry toilets and composting toilets are found all around the world, from Jerusalem, England, Sweden, France, Australia, Germany and Papua New Guinea. Dry composting toilets are an effective way for any family or community to have an environmentally friendly lavatory system that uses no water and very little electricity.
Dry composting toilets are superior to septic tank
Whilst there are many similarities between using a septic tank compared to a dry composting toilet system, there’s also some vast differences. The cost of installing septic tanks and the plumbing and pipes that go along with it is much higher than a composting toilet solution – plus you will save money on water bills!
Also, because of the sheer size of septic tanks, if something does go wrong it usually happens at a much larger scale meaning more cost for cleanup and repairs.
So if you live in Japan, Singapore, Bangladesh, South Korea, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Laos, Burma, Cambodia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, East Timor, Mongolia, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam or The Philippines please contact us about dry toilets today.