Envirolet Composting Toilets
Scott from Envirolet emailed me about his company's composting toilets.
You see, when you live in a cabin or somewhere off the grid, you can't rely on the municipal sewage system to carry your crap down to the devil. You can install a septic tank, but I know from personal experience that those tend to leak at inopportune times.
So that's why you get an Envirolet. According to their site, "Envirolet" reduces wastes up to 90% via composting and evaporation. Waste is approximately 90% liquid. When this 90% is evaporated, the 10% remaining is turned into a dry, compost material."
That means that you crap into this box, and once a year you empty out some lovely fresh compost into your garden. Brilliant!
We need to pay attention to technologies like this. Everyone says that water shortages are going to really hurt humanity in the 21st Century. Even low-flow toilets waste 1.6 gallons per flush... when there's perpetual drought, that will be unacceptable.