Eco-friendly toilets are becoming popular in many homes and businesses around the world because they offer an easy and immediate way to save water. They are also an affordable and effective way to manage waste in areas that do not have the appropriate municipal facilities. Here are the top three environmentally friendly toilet waste systems.
Unlike a traditional flushing toilet that uses water to get rid of waste, a composting toilet is waterless and turns human waste into safe and usable compost. The main difference is that the waste is stored and requires someone to regularly turn it in order to help the composting process develop and break the waste down faster. This system is a great way to return waste to the environment safely and has the added benefit of creating a useful biproduct in the form of fertiliser. Traditional municipal toilet and waste systems use a lot of water and require harsh chemicals to clean the water for it to be safe to use again. These chemicals used to filter and purify the water can be damaging to our earth, and a lot of the water is lost in the purification process.
Dual-flush toilets use modern technology to save water. Recent data shows that South Africa has an average total water consumption of 183.89 litres per person per day – that’s 67,119.86 litres a year. By emphasising water conservation, that same household can cut their water usage by 35%! Dual-flush toilets offer a push button system on top of the tank that allows the user to choose how much water they want to use when flushing. One button is used for flushing liquid waste, which uses only 3 litres of water, and the other one is used for solid waste, which uses 6 litres water.
There are many benefits to using a septic tank, and the fact that they are environmentally friendly is right at the top of the list. Because septic tanks work with the soil’s natural filtering process, there is no need for wastewater to go through a waste treatment plant, where toxic chemicals (that have the potential to harm the environment) are added to it. A septic system uses healthy bacteria to break down waste and make it harmless, so that there is no possibility of environmental contamination, provided that people look after their septic tank systems properly.
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