PHLUSH in the News

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

Rage Against the Latrine

“Rage Against the Latrine”  Interview with No Place to Go author Lezlie Lowe. by Coach House Books. September 10, 2018.

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Public Washrooms, Walking to Work and Transit Stations

“Public Washrooms, Walking to Work and Transit Stations“. By Sandy James. Price Tags. April 28, 2018.

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Pedestrian Pit Stops: Toronto’s Public Washroom Wasteland

“Pedestrian Pit Stops: Toronto’s Public Washroom Wasteland”. By Pat Doherty. The Walking Commuter. April 21, 2018.

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Finding a public toilet in NYC still difficult 10 years into program launch

“Finding a public toilet in NYC still difficult 10 years into program launch”. By Sarina Trangle, am New York February 5, 2018

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Portland Loos making a splash beyond city

“Portland Loos making a splash beyond city”.  Jim Redden. Portland Tribune. Feb 1, 2018.

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Public calls for composting toilets

“Public calls for composting toilets“. Kirk Boxleitner. The Port Townsend Leader. Jan 30, 2018.

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We Need More Public Bathrooms! 

We Need More Public Bathrooms! Amy Zelt. RobGreenfield.TV. December 13, 2017.

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Cities Look To Public Restrooms To Clean Up Downtowns, Attract Tourists

“Cities Look To Public Restrooms To Clean Up Downtowns, Attract Tourists”. By Sarah Breitenbach. Huffington Post. September 5, 2017.

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Plans underway for all-gender restrooms in Cal Anderson Park: Because everybody need a place to pee safely

“Plans underway for all-gender restrooms in Cal Anderson Park: Because everybody need a place to pee safely.” By Sarah Anne Lloyd, Curbed Seattle, Feb 14, 2017.

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From the Blog

There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

Almost 150 U.S. companies make toilet paper. Studio Dagdagaz/Shutterstock.com Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The new coronavirus is inspiring panic buying of a variety of household products such as…

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The POOP Project is coming to Portland 2/22/2020!

Straight from New York City, The POOP Project is coming to Portland! How do you break the potty taboo and catalyze creative conversation about sustainable sanitation for the person, planet and world community?  The People’s Own Organic Power (POOP) Project​ has been showing us how, using a brilliant combination of theater,…

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A Report from the Rich Earth Summit

PHLUSH President Hayley Joyell Smith, currently a PhD student at the University of Georgia, reports on the Rich Earth Summit held at the University of Michigan, November 7-8, 2019. She was among the experts – entrepreneurs, engineers, farmers, regulators, researchers and practitioners – who explored the theme “Policy, Regulation, and…

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