Bathrooms are complicated. They appear to be designed with almost no thought to how human bodies actually work, use drinking water to flush away what could be a valuable source of nutrients and phosphorus. We have covered much of this over the years, particularly in the series on The History of the Bathroom
Writing in the Guardian, I look at the development of the bathroom and summarize many of the points covered over the years in TreeHugger, and note:
We mix up all our bodily functions in a machine designed by engineers on the basis of the plumbing system, not human needs. The result is a toxic output of contaminated water, questionable air quality and incredible waste. We just can’t afford to do it this way any more.
Read it all in the Guardian.