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New documentary breaks taboos to explore America’s wastewater infrastructure: FLUSH streams free thru Tues

November 13, 2017
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Documentary filmmaker Karina Mangu-Ward is going to make a splash with FLUSH, which premieres worldwide on November 15th, 2017. The documentary will be available online free for one week only! Why not invite friends and host a screening between November 15th and 21st? It is the perfect way to celebrate World Toilet Day! Mangu-Ward’s images are captivating, the editing...

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A Call for More Comprehensive Disaster Sanitation Preparedness

October 13, 2017
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A Call for More Comprehensive Disaster Sanitation Preparedness

All citizens who pee and poop, that’s everyone, need to know how to safely take care of toileting when the luxury of a ‘flush and forget’ mentality is no longer an option. Natural disasters, such as recent Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, alter our world in unpredictable ways. One thing that we can anticipate...

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Enacting Awareness: Water, Waste, and Public Space

May 26, 2015
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Enacting Awareness: Water, Waste, and Public Space

With last Friday’s whimsical 5K walk, activists at the University of California at Santa Cruz focused attention on often-evaded issues. “Slugs to Sludge” was created as a playful way to raise awareness of sewage infrastructure and the water it requires, and to advocate for action on ecological sanitation at UCSC and beyond. With the...

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A Free Minimalist Urine-diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) for the Unhoused, Poor or Disaster-stricken

October 14, 2013
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A Free Minimalist Urine-diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) for the Unhoused, Poor or Disaster-stricken

By Chris Canaday. Ecuador-based researcher Canaday generously prepared this in response to our inquiries. He invites feedback via Inodoroseco or email canaday2 AT gmail.com Shifting from wasteful, expensive, contaminating, water-based toilets to decentralized, environmentally friendly, dry toilets should be more a matter of paradigm shift than capital investment. This is especially true for those who have little...

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Stories from the Street: PSU team explores toiletlessness

July 1, 2013
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Stories from the Street: PSU team explores toiletlessness

Students from Portland State University’s Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Affairs and Planning, have recently compled a project on the consequences of toiletlessness. After spending the winter academic term on background and planning, the Right to Relief team spent the spring term exploring the issues in collaboration with PHLUSH.  They hit the streets, announced...

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Toilets for All!

June 18, 2012
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Toilets for All!

This guest post by Paul Rippey originally appeared June 5 on Savings Revolution, a blog covering savings groups, “the most exciting new approach to bringing safe financial services to people around the world.”   Thank you, Paul! Meet Mr. Toilet from Jessica Yu on Vimeo. I had the honor of spending some time over the last couple...

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Time to Talk Sh*t – Gates Foundation Reinvents the Toilet

June 2, 2012
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Time to Talk Sh*t – Gates Foundation Reinvents the Toilet

Water and sanitation, WatSan, and WASH – there are many words to convey the idea that water and sanitation are linked. But as we learned during the PHLUSH visit to the Gates Foundation sponsored Luminaries of Science: Reinventing the Toilet event yesterday – the problem with this compound subject is that the idea of...

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Sewers are broken. Where will you go?

May 19, 2012
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Sewers are broken. Where will you go?

PHLUSH partner organization MDML (once known as Cloacina.org Project) created an informative and life-saving guide that shows you scientifically-proven methods for human-waste composting in an emergency. Don’t miss the opportunity to download it for free or purchase it for 10 bucks on their website. This illustrated guide presents a series of graduated responses you can do to...

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Come Meet Mr. Toilet in Portland, Oregon

May 14, 2012
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Come Meet Mr. Toilet in Portland, Oregon

PHLUSH will host World Toilet Organization Founder Jack Sim on Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4. Jack is an international media celebrity and inspiring advocate for human dignity. He put the spotlight on the 2.6 billion humans who lack toilets and helped get the UN to include sanitation in Millennium Development Goals. Jack...

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Portland Takes Lead in Sound Advice for Emergency Sanitation

May 2, 2012
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Portland Takes Lead in Sound Advice for Emergency Sanitation

Lately, we’ve been checking out what other West Coast cities at risk of earthquake-induced water and sewer system failure and non-functioning toilets are recommending to residents. Some cities propose that residents bag, bleach, throw away, or bury human waste in the event of an emergency.  Such proposals could have dangerous consequences.  Portland, however, has...

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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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