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 info@phlush.org | 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 info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

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

The Politics of Going to the Bathroom

By info@phlush.org | 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 info@phlush.org | 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 info@phlush.org | 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 info@phlush.org | 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 info@phlush.org | 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 info@phlush.org | 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 info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

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


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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