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Surprising Benefits of Composting Toilets

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Our planet is in dire need of improved systems that don’t have such negative effects on our world. There are many small things people can do to make their own lives more sustainable, but we are still relying on larger companies and corporations to change their policies and procedures to really make an impact. That doesn’t mean your attempts are futile; every small action towards a green, sustainable lifestyle still counts. You can eliminate unnecessary plastics, use refillable cups, jugs or soaps, and if you’re creating a new home, one of the best things you can do is have a composting toilet installed.

There are a lot of options out there for composting toilets, but they all generally have the same features. The main features of a composting container are an access door to empty when it gets full, an air and exhaust system for good airflow, and an electricity source for a fan or heater. There are even more rustic versions, but composting toilets have improved so much that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for an earth-friendly bathroom option. Here are some surprising reasons why it’s of great benefit to your life.

Environmentally Friendly

There are many surprising ways that a composting toilet can be eco-friendly. Using a composting toilet significantly reduces your water usage, which is great for the environment and your water bill. Speaking of water, the waste that collects from your composting toilet can be used to fertilize non-food gardens and other plant life. With some help from technology gases from the waste can also be turned into energy. There are many options to choose from for composting toilets for the home that will work for you and your family. Do some research based on your location and your needs to make the choice that’s right for you.

Cost-Effective Option

One of the many benefits of a composting toilet is it can be a more cost effective option. One reason for this is that it doesn’t require a lot of professional maintenance. You don’t need to hire a plumber to install everything a regular toilet needs. If you’re familiar with having a septic system, you don’t have to worry about paying someone to come empty it when the time comes. The best part is the pricing can be flexible based on what you need. There are numerous DIY options that can bring the cost down and many other more advanced ones that won’t cost much more than the price of a regular toilet.

Simple to Install Anywhere

The process of installing a composting toilet is fairly simple. If you already know how to use a composting toilet, then you will have a good idea of how everything works. Traditional toilets need to be hooked up to all kinds of pipes, plumbing and systems. A composting toilet is self-contained and doesn’t need to be hooked up to anything. This also makes it easy to install anywhere, whether you’re in a tiny home in a neighbourhood or deep in a cabin in the woods.

You can feel relieved knowing that when you’re building a home or getaway your options for life’s necessity are aplenty. With good maintenance and care a composting toilet is a wonderful alternative to a regular flushing toilet for all of these reasons and more. If you’re considering making small changes in your life to live a more sustainable lifestyle then this is a great place to start.

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