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What is the value of a restroom?

November 11, 2013
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What is the value of a restroom?

This guest blog post is from Kyle Earlywine from Green Flush Technologies for World Toilet Day 2013. Please check out our ToiletsUSA page for more info. Follow #ToiletsUSA, #LiftTheLid, and #CelebrateTheToilet. At risk of sounding like an old Mastercard commercial, some things are just priceless – like not having an “accident” in a public setting. Forty...

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The Case for Pay Toilets

August 14, 2012
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The Case for Pay Toilets

An opinion piece on pay toilets by Abby Brown of the Water for the Ages blog. A recent trip to Europe made me question the American way of feeling entitled to pee for free. After helping local sanitation group PHLUSH with two great summer events, I traveled out of the country with my partner...

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Celebrate First Flush of Portland Loo #5 at 1 pm Jan 31st

January 26, 2012
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Celebrate First Flush of Portland Loo #5 at 1 pm Jan 31st

Isn’t it weirdly cool that we live in a city that celebrates the first flush of every new Portland Loo?  Actually, these repeated inaugurals tell us something.  A product has met a need.  The city has provided a service citizens think is important. People are using the Loo and talking about it.  The co-location...

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Will no-mix toilets work on San Francisco streets?

September 15, 2011
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Will no-mix toilets work on San Francisco streets?

At PHLUSH we’ve been looking at urine diversion technologies and think no-mix toilets are going to be really important in the future.  And we’re keen to get the word out as we consider earthquake preparedness and what to do for emergency household toilets when we can’t flush.  So a proposal, picked up by the New York...

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Three-year old inaugurates Jamison Square Loo

December 18, 2010
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Three-year old inaugurates Jamison Square Loo

The forth in a walkable chain of Portland Loos was inaugurated under sunny skies this week.  The honors of the First Flush went to three-year old Clark Bradley, standing here with his Mom and City Commissioner Randy Leonard in front of Loo with its colorful door designed by graphic artist Sarah Fine.The Loo stands across...

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Portland celebrates World Toilet Day

November 22, 2010
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Portland celebrates World Toilet Day

November 19th brings Americans an opportunity to talk about and even have fun with an issue they rarely discuss in public – toilets.   As a member of the World Toilet Organization, PHLUSH took advantage of World Toilet Day to get the word out about the global situation, to celebrate the opening of a...

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Worrying about those worriers in the Pearl

December 3, 2009
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News from back home has gotten our attention this morning. In Pearl residents worried about ‘Portland loo’ planned for Jamison Square, The Oregonian’s James Mayer gets some good quotes. “Let me ask you this — would you want your bedroom within 40 feet of an all-night bathroom, with its potential for noise, crime and...

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Documentary “People Can’t Wait” now available on line!

April 10, 2009
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Interviewed about the shortage of public restrooms in downtown Portland and the resulting  inconvenience, PHLUSH Co-Founder Tom Carrollo notes that “people can’t wait”.    This axiom provided the title of a short documentary on the Portland Loo, which premiered to a full house at the Hollywood Theater on Wednesday night.   People Can’t Wait from...

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PHLUSH honors Toilet Innovators, Hero and Champion

March 26, 2009
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PHLUSH honors Toilet Innovators, Hero and Champion

The people who’ve helped bring great public toilets to Portland’s Old Town Chinatown were honored at a lively and well-attended celebration at Orchid Salon on March 24th. After everyone had been welcomed by PHLUSH Co-Founder Tom Carrollo, Nancy Stovall, Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association Vice-Chair, presented a special PHLUSH Innovation Award recognizing the Portland Loo team...

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Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

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