PHLUSH in the News

The media covers PHLUSH activities and regularly seeks
out members for comment.

‘A toilet is your face.’ Seattle ponders the perfect public pissoir

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

‘A toilet is your face.’ Seattle ponders the perfect public pissoir. By Anna Boiko-Weyruch, KUOW. Seattle.  October 18, 2019.

The Portland Loo

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“The Portland Loo.” The Record. KUOW. August 1, 2019.

The Politics of Going to the Bathroom

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“The Politics of Going to the Bathroom.”  By Nathalie Shure. The Nation, May 27, 2019.

Why public restrooms now? When you gotta go

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“Why public restrooms now? When you gotta go.” By Tom Julius. The Keene Sentinel. May 16, 2019.

City plans for three new public restrooms

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“City plans for three new public restrooms.” By Lily Haight. The Leader. March 13, 2019.

Dignity down the toilet: Public bathrooms as a human right

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“Dignity down the toilet: Public bathrooms as a human right”.  Ideas. Lezlie Lowe, contributor. CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio. March 6, 2019. 54 min.

Port Angeles to assess restrooms: City Council member urges 24-hour access

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“Port Angeles to assess restrooms: City Council member urges 24-hour access“. by Rob Ollikainen. Peninsula Daily News. January 31, 2019

Enhancing Water Stewardship with Waterless Toilets. Nature Now Episode #391

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

Enhancing Water Stewardship with Waterless Toilets. Nature Now Episode #391.  KPTZ 91.5 FM.  Dec 19, 2018.  Paul Ruben interviews PHLUSH’s Carol McCreary.

No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs. By Lezlie Lowe. Coach House Books. Released Sept 14, 2018.


A Recap of the U.S. WASH Convening: Part I

In early May, Ashley and Genevieve traveled cross-country for a whirlwind week in Washington DC at the inaugural United States WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Convening! We’d like to thank our friends at DigDeep and Water For People for putting this incredible conference together, including funding for travel and lodging…

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The Importance of Inclusive Restroom Signage

Professional photographer Mark Chester did not intentionally find the issue of inclusivity in restroom access - the issue found him. Chester began photographing restroom signs 12 years ago. In conducting this work, Chester began pondering the relationship between signage and inclusivity. What he found is that the barriers to equitable…

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Tips for Creating a Successful Family Emergency Plan

  The scariest thing about natural disasters is that they can happen out of nowhere so you need to be prepared. Does your family know what to do if a tornado, hurricane, or wildfire erupts around your home? In addition to creating an emergency response kit, an emergency plan is…

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