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The Toilet Papers

The Toilet Papers is one of the greatest guides to dry toilets, ever written; taking us through the fascinating history of human waste management and philosophy of design (even farther back than 500 BC), a complete explanation on waste water biology and finally helping the reader design the ultimate dry toilet system for their own needs, including how to use greywater and replenish the aquifer safely.

Conserving water, recycling waste, especially human fecal material, is really the most important step in reducing civilizations carbon footprints, as the most efficient way to deal with our waste, is to follow the simple, basic models, mother earth has given us already.

Are we fish that we would leave our number one and two in the rivers, lakes, streams and oceans, or are we humans, that would be caretakers and proper stewards that would enrich the land?

Nature is a perfection all of its own that we as humans cannot hope to improve; either we choose to model the perfection in natural physics, or we end up destroying that beauty, the choice is ours and sustainable architect Sim Van Der Ryn, has been fighting the cause of Earth Day from the very beginning, and The Toilet Papers is a well researched and insightful argument that people are willing to listen to once again.

Why pollute water, when we can take our organic human wastes and deal with them as Mother Nature intended? Safe, energetically efficient, inexpensive, self-reliance and most of all, very attractive to the human eye, this book is the philosophy of turning organic waste into rich and fertile humus, for ensuring our civilizations well-being without waste and most of all, without harm to nature.

This 124-page paperback was published in august of 1999 by Chelsea Green Publishing, measuring 8 x 4.8 x 0.5 and shipping at 5.6 ounces.

Eco-architect Sim Van Der Ryns The Toilet Papers, offers historical facts and philosophies on the proper recycling of our humanfecal material in the form of dry toilets, how to conserve fresh water, replenish aquifers, biologically filter greywater and do it all with astonishingly superb designs that make the soul soar!