Tagged: Innovation

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Friday Flush 08.08.08

An auspicious day, according to the Chinese, and with the opening of the Olympics today, Beijing can be proud to boast that it has 5,333 public toilets and 8,000 toilet attendants.   Topping the list of most useful items in this week’s flush is The Woon Box, an all-in-one toilet,...

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Faeces: public enemy #1

When Val Curtis wanted to effect some real good, she turned to the powers of evil.   Dr Curtis, an anthropologist, decided positive action needed to be taken to stop the millions of unnecessary deaths from diseases caused by dirty hands. Handwashing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrhoea...

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Toilet proposal prize

Congratulations to Ashura Kiesa for winning BBC Swahili’s young entrepreneur competition.   Ashura, the only female finalist, won a trophy and $5000 to kick-start her business of providing commercial public toilets in East and Central Africa. The prize was presented to her by the Ugandan Prime Minister in this the...

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The Friday Flush

I have so much loo news to get through that it’s not possible to comment on everything. So I introduce The Friday Flush!   Loo News   Voting for America’s Best Restroom is currently open.   Officials in India are keeping the streets clean by offering money to people to...

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Pee & Poo Shop

God I love Swedish people. Really. They’re awesome. I didn’t think any nation could top the brilliant innovation of the Belgians, but leave it to the Swedes impress The Bog Logger. Swedish designer Emma Megitt created Pee&Poo for her university design project and the little guys proved so popular she...

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Play while you pee, in Belgian urinal game

Play while you pee, in Belgian urinal game – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Two Belgian beer fans have launched a video game named ‘Place to pee’, which allows players to slalom down ski slopes or kill aliens while relieving themselves at urinals. Werner Dupont, a software developer, and Bart...

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Wee and wash: what next?

In this eco-conscious world o’ ours, it’s great to see some innovation in the bathroom. A real step up from the brick in the cistern. That’s right. It’s a washing machine. On a toilet. Of course, there are many (more sensible) eco-friendly toilet solutions. This sexy number from Matsushita, made...