Fall brings new opportunities for PHLUSH to go “glocal”

October 29, 2018
By
Fall brings new opportunities for PHLUSH to go “glocal”

We're all in this together, aren't we? We all poop and pee. How about joining PHLUSH as a donor or volunteer?

Read more »

Emergency Sanitation Recommendations for Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018
By
Emergency Sanitation Recommendations for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is upon us. She is predicted to bring excessive rainfall (over 2 feet) and dangerous storm surge (up to 9-12 feet) to North and South Carolina. While some are rejoicing that wind speeds have been downgraded, NWS continues to predict life-threatening storm surge and unprecedented rainfall. As an organization focused on safe...

Read more »

Hurricanes, homelessness, and human needs – 2017 Annual Report

May 18, 2018
By
Hurricanes, homelessness, and human needs – 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, we made progress toward our goals against a background of hurricanes, homelessness, and a new awareness of human needs that underlines the significance of our work.  We invite you to download our 2017 PHLUSH Annual Report. The deadly consequences of hygiene facilities that came too late   Public toilet and hygiene facilities protect...

Read more »

Design Trends: Inclusion, Privacy, Efficiency, & Convenience

February 6, 2018
By
Design Trends: Inclusion, Privacy, Efficiency, & Convenience

We’ve been taking a closer look at contemporary restrooms and see some excellent trends in their design, namely inclusion, privacy, efficiency, and convenience. INCLUSION Inclusive, gender-neutral restrooms serve everyone from those caring for opposite sex children or elders to gender non-conforming people. Unlike single unisex ADA toilet rooms, new space-efficient facilities bring everyone into...

Read more »

Transit’s missing link: The public toilet

January 19, 2018
By
Transit’s missing link: The public toilet

This case study illustrates how the lack of a public restroom on a key route can render transit unusable for many riders and what community members can do to fight back. When it opened in late 2016, riders changing buses at an expensive new transit center in Washington State were dismayed to find they...

Read more »

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.

Sign up for newsletter

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.

Blog Archives