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A toilet seat made of bamboo, a rinsing with wood chips

It is a pilot experiment with unusual toilets, which the city of Zurich this summer. The special feature of the WCs: There are compost toilets, which are completely independent. You do not need water, electricity and sewer connection. As Green city of Zurich on Facebook writes, stand on the high stone Playground on the Uetliberg, the Escher height of the zürichberg, on the Hürstwiese in Zurich-Affoltern from now until the autumn a compost toilet. For all three locations had received earlier on a number of occasions requests, there are toilets set up.

The toilets will be supplied by the company Kompotoi, which extols the WCs as an ecological variant of the conventional Miettoiletten. It has to do with the market leader Toitoi.

According to Garcia Tomé, Director and co-founder of the company, has rented the city a total of eight toilets for the pilot test. In addition to the three mentioned locations in the woods the rest of the five compost toilets on the long road height Denner to be positioned on the Sirius meadow in oberstrass, in Schindlergut in district 6, in the Heuried and in the Arsenal area.

Nutrient cycle closing

The principle of Kompotoi is simple: In the wooden houses there is a Urinal made of steel, and a toilet seat made of bamboo. The faeces in a tank with wood chips, "flushed" will arrive also with wood chips, which are located next to the toilet. There is also a toilet paper dispenser, a waste bin and hands cleaning a donor with money infection. The lighting is via solar power. The aim of the composting toilet is to close the Nutrient cycle, as Tome says.

The toilet from the Inside: The 25-Liter litter container.

The Toilets are cleaned according to the frequency once a day to once a week. The container with the feces be disposed of in a special composting facility, as in the case of the municipal composting facility is not a human Extension may be processed. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 20.04.2019, 14:02 p.m.

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