Feidhlim Harty wrote:
"The principal reasons people usually have for seeking to avoid using using flush toilets are typically summarised as follows:
They are very wasteful of clean water resources;
They are typically polluting of fresh water in the receiving environment;
They waste nutrient rich organic matter and high-fertiliser value urine, which could otherwise be reintroduced into the soil."
I love the points you have just made, thank you! I recently read an article on the Permaculture News site that had similar sentiments. The idea that we take clean water and flush our waste away with it makes little sense and, even worse, is terribly wasteful when you think about developing nations where people are dying from a lack of clean, potable water. And, of course using the stuff that comes out of our bodies and cycling it back into the system is of high priority to return nutrients to the soil.