The Hot Poop on Toilet Design in the Developing World

File this one under "why design matters": the Humanitarian International Design Organization recently had a call for entries for designs that address the need for sanitary waste disposal solutions in the developing world. They've announced the top three, including "Compliance Health Dignity," known also as The Dignity Toilet (shown above), which will continue to be developed.

The other top two designs use African native architecture as starting point and employ composting to achieve self-sufficient sanitation, respectively; all succeeded in the search to "find a unique, cheap way adjusted to local customs and possibilities." Learn more at ::Humanitarian International Design Organization via ::Core77

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