French design studio Faltazi are the brains behind the L’Uritonnoir, which is an outdoors urinal with a twist. The environment friendly contraption uses human urine to turn straw into compost.
The design involves a number of urinals attached to a bale of straw, which collects and stores the urine, while the urine’s nitrogen reacts with the bale’s carbon. The process turns into compost in a few months and within 6-12 months.
“Most people can compost in some way in their own gardens,” said Rosemary Hooper, Wimpole estate’s in-house master composter. “Peeing on a compost heap activates the composting process helps to produce a ready supply of lovely organic matter to add back to the garden. It’s totally safe, and a bit of fun too.”