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Toilet of Tomorrow Straps to Your Back

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It's called the Dignity Toilet, and it doesn't just provide a comfy seat when you want to take a dump; it also has a strap so you can carry the full toilet on your back; and finally, its shape allows you to quickly turn your poop into fertilizer at your local field. The Dignity Toilet, designed by Cooler Solutions, just took first prize for a "sanitary solution for Africa" from Design for People in Need.

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The toilet sounds great and I like the idea, but calling it the "dignity toilet" just underscores one of the basic problems with this design: nobody really wants to carry their poop around on their back like a Timbuktu bag. But if you ignore this issue, there's something truly ingenious about the bottom part of the toilet, which lets you mulch your waste into the soil without ever getting your hands dirty:

Illustration for article titled Toilet of Tomorrow Straps to Your Back
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Sanitary Facilities for Africa [via TreeHugger]

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