Design Interior Design Are Flush Toilets Appropriate in Third World Countries? (Slideshow) By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design While visiting Ecuador with the Rainforest Alliance, I expected to see a lot of outhouses. Instead, I found an extraordinary infrastructure of flush toilets in the usual public places, but also beside almost every home and farm in Amazonia. But is it appropriate technology?