Composting toilets are a great alternative and are very sustainable and efficient

10/31/2015 - 20:01

Lloyd Alter | @lloydalter

Lots of people are talking about going net zero when it comes to electricity and even going off-grid; not so many are considering going net-zero water and going off-pipe. When one considers the cost in dollars and energy required to clean water for drinking, only to flush it down the toilet, take it back and clean it again before dumping, you would think that municipalities would welcome composting toilets in homes. Where I live, in the Province of Ontario in Canada, they even changed the code in the last revision to specifically include them...