Updated: May 5
People are slowly starting to realize that the world is not as it was 75, 50 or even 20 years ago. The grass is not quite as green as it once was. The water is not as sweet and pure as it was then.
With the addition of chemicals to almost every thing that we consume today, many people's immune systems have become weak, and their ability to fight off germs has been compromised. With droughts becoming more and more frequent, everyone should begin to think of the environment, and how it affects us all.
One way to conserve water, help improve soil regeneration, and produce a biodegradable fuel, is to start using eco toilets. There are many different types of eco toilets. Two of these are the incinerating toilet and the compost toilet.
In the incinerating toilet, waste is burned up. No water is needed, and there is no smell. The remaining ash is simply thrown away with your other trash. This process does not produce any useful product.
Composting toilets compact the solid waste. The liquids and solids are separated to allow for decomposition in an efficient and natural manner. The composted solids may be used as fertilizer.
A squat toilet is basically a hole in the floor, over which you squat to do your business. The process is quite sanitary, since you do not need to touch the toilet in order to use it. And it is also quite easy to keep it sanitary.
There are several websites where you can get more information about these environmentally-friendly toilets:
1) EHow.com - Just search this site for "environmentally friendly toilets." There are several articles that will explain what an eco toilet is, how it operates, its economical value, its impact on the environment, and how easy it is to install.
2) modernize.com — What You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Toilets
3) cabinlife.com — Environmentally Friendly Toilets
Eco toilets help reduce germs, and convert waste into an alternate fuel. Little or no water is used in this process, depending on the type of toilet. And the good part is that by installing an eco toilet, you are helping to lead this country in the right environmental direction.