Can modern society evolve and see poop as a natural, fully renewable, and sustainable resource? Lina Zeldovich explores the ancient societies that understood and saw the potential in human excrement, and the forward-thinking ways we can use our own dark matter for good. With so much smart tech, why haven’t we closed our metabolic rift? […]
Braindump: A Reading List on the Future of Sanitation, Toilets, and Bathrooms
Five great bathroom reads (that you don’t necessarily need to read on the toilet).
The Secret MVP of Sports? The Port-a-Potty
“Tailgating had become a new American tradition, with attendance at college football games alone surging from 18.9 million in 1950 to almost 30 million in 1970, and a need for portable bathrooms was inevitable.”
‘You Could Literally See Our Shit From Space’: The Broken Bowels of Beirut
Beirut’s disintegrating sewage system and corrupt politics have put its residents in a shitty situation.
“To say that we’re drowning in our shit—the shit we all made together—is no longer a figure of speech in Lebanon today.” Lina Mounzer writes about Beirut’s broken sewage system and the political and economic factors that have drowned the city in its own waste.
Can Japan Break Its Addiction to Disposable Packaging?
One of the most technologically advanced countries in the world pays a high ecological price for its many culinary conveniences.
From Food Scraps to Profit: The Compost King of New York City
Charles Vigliotti, chief executive of American Organic Energy, has a vision for the future: transforming the food waste of New York City into clean energy — and a profit.
The Compost King of New York
What happens to food scraps? Charles Vigliotti, chief executive of American Organic Energy, has a vision to turn food waste, a largely untapped resource, into clean energy.
A Brief History of Class and Waste in India
“This is the man who transformed teenage rebellion into a toilet revolution.”