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The toilet papers : recycling waste and conserving water

Author: Sim Van der Ryn
Publisher: Sausalito, Calif. : Ecological Design Press, [2000]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Toilet Papers provides a look at how people have dealt with human wastes over the centuries, and at what safe designs are available today that reduce water consumption and avert the necessity for expensive treatment systems. Van der Ryn provides homeowner plans for several types of dry toilets, compost privies, and greywater systems. He also discusses the history and philosophy of turning organic wastes into a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sim Van der Ryn
ISBN: 1890132586 9781890132583
OCLC Number: 41991321
Notes: Originally published: Sausalito, Calif. : Ecological Design Press, 1978.
Description: 124 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Notes on the history of easing thyself --
Meet your wastes --
Dry toilets --
How to build your own compost privy --
Household composting --
Greywater systems --
The urban sewer --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Sim Van der Ryn ; foreword by Wendell Berry.

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An informative, inspiring, and irreverent look at how people have dealt with their wastes through the centuries. The Toilet Papers provides do-it-yourself plans for a basic compost privy and a  Read more...

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