Composting toilets use naturally occuring aerobic bacteria to break down waste on site. The liquid in the waste evaporates and the waste is converted into compost, leaving a residual that is only 3% of the starting volume.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
Composting toilets are dry toilets and therefore conserve water since they don’t use any water to flush. Waste is treated on site and avoids the need for central sewers, treatment plants and septic systems. Composting toilets leave no carbon footprint. Residual waste can also be used as compost for plants.
For New Orleans
Composting toilets decrease the city’s dependence on central water treatment systems and lower overall water usage.