A new toilet is letting eco-friendly homeowners expand their green practices by fertilizing their yard literally by themselves. (Continued below photo...)
Created by Sun-Mar, the composting toilet is designed to recycle human waste into compost or enriched garden soil. The toilet, which requires no water or septic hookup, features a separate chamber where liquid is warmed and evaporated with the assistance of a fan that constantly circulates air through the unit. Bulking material and microbes are added to break down the remaining minerals, and the homeowner is left with a clean, dry, unoffensive compost —– the same product a gardener would otherwise have to purchase to green up their yard. The toilets, sold online though the Composting Toilet Store site, cost between $1,500 and $1,800.
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