We’ve built urine-diverting dry toilets at Magneet Festival 2013, a small scale experiment to provide ecological toilet facilities at festivals. We gained valuable experience on toilet-behaviour at festivals and believe that ecological toilets is a realistic option to replace chemical smelly toilet-units. Therefore we hope to implement the system full-scale in 2014, as well as at other festival locations.
We ‘ve built 2 toilet-units for peeing and pooing, 2 toilet-units for only peeing and placed strawbales which were used as urinals. The toilet-units were connected to a 1000 liter tank where the urine was collected. The poo was collected in 240 liter bins. People were informed about the toilet system when-after they could use the toilets the whole day for 1 coin (€1.30).
People at the festivals had the opportunity to learn more about ecological sanitation through inspirational talks given by Fedde Jorritsma with the title: “How to save the world with your stool?”
In total 1000 liter of urine was collected, 500 liter of poo with sawdust and 1 m³ of straw saturated with urine. The urine will be used as fertilizer for vegetable gardens. The poo will be transformed into biogas in experimental project.
We got a lot of postive replies which motivates us to work this concept out.
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