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.


This Tuesday: Composting Toilets & Supporting Codes and Policies

With the support of PHLUSH, the Jefferson County Sanitation HAT has been hard at work this year strengthening community relationships, surveying local residents on sanitation needs and educational interests, and collaborating with local and regional experts to address rural sanitation challenges.  A Housing+Sanitation Learning Series kicked off this fall, starting…

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Can ecological sanitation help increase the supply of affordable housing?

December 28, 2021   As the cost of housing skyrockets across the United States, we’ve been wondering about the potential of water reuse and low-water toilet technologies to augment the affordable housing supply. Now, housing advocates, local officials, and residents in rural Jefferson County, Washington, have asked PHLUSH to find…

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Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, and PHLUSH realizes that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and health can be improved with adequate access to restrooms. We are beginning to dive into the intersection of restroom advocacy and MHM -- learn more by hearing our board President, Genevieve Schutzius, speak on the intersection…

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