Does the phrase ‘compost toilet’ make you feel squeamish? If so you are not alone. I have found that squirming is still a common reaction to the topic. Many of my most eco-conscious friends – those who grow their own food, cycle or walk rather than drive, and use solar power – still draw the line when it comes to talking about compost toilets.

My own interest in the topic started with our recent experiences of getting compost toilets for the Barracks Lane Community Garden Project. As a result of becoming attuned to all matters related to human waste, I discovered there is an international hive ...


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