Are Flush Toilets Appropriate in Third World Countries?

10 of 14
drawing_trailhead.gif
10 of 14

Or they could compost their poop into pretty good fertilizer as well. It isn't like they are living on a diet of antibiotics and birth control pills, it is going to be pretty pure output. That is what they are doing in the most sophisticated green buildings. Clivus Multrum makes a fairly simple model called their "Trailhead" that could easily be installed instead of the little blue buildings.

More on Clivus Multrums and composting toilets:
Clivus Multrum at the Bronx Zoo
TreeHugger Tips: How-to Manage Humanure Composting
Composting toilets: Ready for Prime Time?
Thinking about Crap: Should Houses Have Composting Toilets?

Credit: Lloyd Alter