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SHIT TURNS TO SOIL, TO BE PUT ON ONE’S ROOF WHERE IT BECOMES MEADOW, FOREST AND GARDEN. SHIT TURNS TO GOLD. IT IS TRULY SATISFACTORY, THUS TO BECOME RICHER AND RICHER. THE CYCLE IS CLOSED. THERE IS NO MORE REFUSE. OUR ENVIRONMENT REGENERATES.
WHENEVER I USE A WATER CLOSET I HAVE THE SAME BAD CONSCIENCE AS WHEN I DRIVE A CAR OR TRAVEL BY PLANE.
In a humus toilet shit and kitchen wastes are condensed to only 5% of their former volume. No water, no canalization, no pathogenous agents, no spreading of diseases, no refuse, no transport of refuse, no latrines, no cess-pool, no liquid manure handling, no chemicals, no water-purification plant necessary, free from smells, water can be re-used as humus-soil.
From: THE HUMUS TOILET, 1975
THE CYCLE FROM EATING TO SHITTING FUNCTIONS THE CYCLE FROM SHITTING TO EATING IS INTERRUPTED
IF WE DO NOT TREASURE OUR SHIT AND IF WE DO NOT TRANSFORM IT INTO HUMUS IN HONOUR OF GOD AND THE WORLD WE LOSE OUR RIGHT TO BE PRESENT ON THIS EARTH
WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO BE WITNESSES OF HOW, BY OUR OWN WISDOM OUR OWN WASTE, OUR OWN SHIT TURNS BACK INTO HUMUS. IT IS LIKE A HARVEST WHICH IS RIPENING LIKE A TREE WHICH GROWS AT HOME
From: THE SACRED SHIT - THE SHIT CULTURE, 1980
if you have a water plant purification plant, the story does not end with the hole of the toilet and the sink. There is something more beautiful afterwards: A new life, a new beginning and you are committed because you are concerned and you leave the water just as you got it: Clean and you turn your waste into something valuable: Humus. With joy and much pleasure.
From: HUMUS TOILET AND WATER PURIFICATION, LETTER TO ALEX WADE, 1982
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