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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Mission

Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for sanitation disasters with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

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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Human Dignity
HUMAN DIGNITY

Our ability to respond to a universal biological need is a basic human right. And those of us who have medical issues or are older, younger or pregnant make more frequent toilet visits.

Health & Fitness
HEALTH AND FITNESS

Public toilets enable us to be physically active and enjoy new experiences when we’re away from home. Our mental well-being is enhanced when we’re out with families and friends and know there's a place "to go."

Livable Communitites
LIVABLE COMMUNITIES

Public toilets help us get out of cars and onto our feet, our bicycles and mass transit. We feel comfortable and welcome in places where it's easy to find public facilities.

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Disaster Sanitation

When disaster strikes, preparation is key. And as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of storms worldwide, it is crucial that we be prepared now than ever before.

Most emergency kits don't take into account the risk of losing access to a safe toilet. Fortunately, you can prepare by spending a few dollars and forming a plan with your family and/or neighborhood.


From the Blog

PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…

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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support…

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There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

Almost 150 U.S. companies make toilet paper. Studio Dagdagaz/Shutterstock.com Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The new coronavirus is inspiring panic buying of a variety of household products such as…

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