This toilet floats. It’s an outhouse and sewage-treatment plant in one, processing human waste through a “constructed wetlands.” Adam Katzman, the inventor and builder of the toilet-boat, says it’s meant to be more inspirational than practical. “Poop and Paddle” demonstrates how sewage and rainwater can be converted to cattails and clean water.
Originally published August 18, 2011
Music: Apocalypse Five and Dime
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Flora Lichtman was the host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.