Friday Flush 6 July 2012

The toilet tour

Welcome to your semi-regular dump of all the loo news you didn’t know you needed!

First up, Liberian journos are being called on to report more extensively on water and sanitation issues. The president of the Press Union of Liberia made the remarks at a 3 day workshop for WASH reporters.

Also this week, the UK has finally allowed sanitation as a human right. This follows on from Canada finally dropping its objections. The UK recognition, however, is not quite the breakthrough advocates have hoped for as it excludes the “collection and transport of human waste”.

Next up, we have the Toilet Tour – a giant dunny that’s doing the rounds around Australia, just like an Olympic torch – except that instead of heralding the impending tournament of a handful of fit bods spending boat loads of cash to win a necklace, it’s spreading the news of 2.4 billion people who can’t crap safely.

The toilet tour

I urge you to get behind the cause… Either go visit the toilet when it visits your town, or you can arrange to have it visit if it’s not already on its way! Check out The Toilet Tour.

The toilet house

And finally, those wacky Koreans aren’t just hunting whales for no good reason – no, no, now the country has also opened the first toilet themed theme park

I’m sure it’s all for… research…

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Over and out.

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Nat Newman is an award-winning writer of short stories, content, podcasts, feature articles, drunk text messages and, soon, a novella.


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