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2015

PHLUSH assisted a Portland City Commissioner in drafting resolution on All-User Restrooms, which passed unanimously on December 17th. We advised the team redesigning Seattle Parks restroom to meet all-gender specifications. We issued the 65-page Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit for World Toilet Day. Jeff Holiman co-authored with Helen Rowe et al. Integrating legacy soil phosphorus into sustainable nutrient management strategies for future food, bioenergy and water security, which appears in Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. Abigail Brown presented at Enacting Awareness: Water Waste and Public Space, a seminar at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Media interviews resulted in PHLUSH segments on two NPR affiliates, quotes in a front page Wall Street Journal article and new recognition by journalists of the public toilet crisis in the United States.


Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one's position in life, the title of that old children's book applies: "Everyone Poops." From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature's call is one we all must answer - sometimes more urgently than others! That's why even The Queen City must admit that she's ready…

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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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