Are Flush Toilets Appropriate in Third World Countries? (Slideshow)

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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?

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Are Flush Toilets Appropriate in Third World Countries? (Slideshow)
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

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