The Bathroom Reinvented

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Gary Nadeau made a video for Dwell Magazine and thought we might enjoy it. Virginia Gardiner calls her invention the LOOWATT because it's a toilet(loo), and it saves energy (watts). The toilet can be considered a poop battery, because it converts into biofuel, and was designed for third-world countries.


Virginia's Toilet / Virginia Gardiner / The Bathroom Reinvented / Dwell from gary nadeau on Vimeo.

14 Comments on "The Bathroom Reinvented"

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The only green movement I wanna see is how much I can pile in the bowl.

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A fascinating video that points out a very real problem. The western USA will be in a great deal of trouble in a few years because of a growing population in an area that is short on water. We should develop ways of getting rid of human wastes that don't require vast amounts of water, a very finite resource.

Somewhere in the not to distant future wars will probably be fought over water rights. We need to take a little better care of this planet since it is the only home we have.


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As 2012 is soon here, I am going to wait to worry until I have to see if it is necessary.

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December of 2012 is going to be bigger of a hulabaloo than New Year's Eve, 1999.


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Water is a finite resource? You mean the earth isn't like 2/3 water that can be desalinized?

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Yes AC....Water is a very finite resource, if you are interested here is some good information on the subject. Two thirds of the earths surface is indeed covered by water but the cost of desalinization on a large enough a scale to provide for human needs, including the enormous amounts needed for agriculture, would be prohibitively expensive.

I have read that if you dip an orange in water you will actually have a larger amount of water clinging to the orange, percentage wise, than there is water on the earth.


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The Mayan 2012 catastrophe, Nostradamus, et al....a load of pish.

Which is a concern I have about this toilet - what happens to the pish?

Chief, I`ve been saying that for years now. In future wars will be fought over water rights. It`s already started - Israel is restricting water to Gaza. And Turkey has built massive dams on both the Tigris and Euphrates which will give them a lot of bargaining power in the future over Iraq and its oil.

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Waterless toilet??? Last time I checked it was called an outhouse or a hole in the ground. If the earth's water runs out, a hole-digging I shall do.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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i am poopin right now for the first time in three days and boy am i paying for that one

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Flushing the toilet seems like an enormous waste of water, but it's really a drop in the ocean (haha) compared to the amount used for agriculture - and that's where alternative toilet tech comes into its own. My personal preference is the standard composting toilet, which combines low-tech with a first-world pooping experience. The "output" is pathogen-free compost, which can be used to repair damaged land: the soil holds water and nutrients better, which then reduces the need for irrigation, which in turn prevents bad stuff like salination and watershed misuse. If you could get entire cities to generate compost, this would drive a enormous organic (bowel) movement.

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@daphne my ass the world is going to end in 2012, thats just a fucking myth and a bunch of rubbish that the media came up with.

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tate, the reason I stated that December of 2012 is going to be a bigger deal that 2000 was is because of all the people who believe the rubbish, not because I believe in it.

Good Lord, man, you're dense.


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Anonymous's picture
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If I eat my poop and poop in this toilet...

INCEPTION POOP!!!

Poop in a poop in a poop.

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If there's nothing on the seat, I sit down. If there *is* something on the seat, I get some toilet paper, wipe it off, and sit down. And for what it's worth, I've never had any serious health problems unrelated to getting hit by a car.