Harrisburg, SD -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/15/2016 -- According to Off Grid and Green, an alternative toilet solutions retailer, composting toilets are finally catching on in the US market. "We are still a distant third to countries like New Zealand and Canada" says Off Grid and Green spokesman Cory Eckert, "but interest in the US has been on a steady rise since 2011 and shows no signs of slowing down".
As of 2016, Google search engine reports an estimated 1000 people per day in the US search for composting toilets online. This number does not include all the other variations of search terms used to find eco-friendly toilet solutions.
So What Is A Composting Toilet?
Composting toilets are the modern alternative to the outhouse. In short, they act as a toilet and a waste treatment facility all in one. A composting toilet turns your waste into safe and usable compost instead of flushing it away to a public waste treatment facility. The best part of all is they can be installed into an existing indoor bathroom and are completely odor free.
When the composting cycle is finished, users are left with a safe to handle, usable compost that can be added to your landscaping to feed plants and trees.
How Do Composting Toilets Work?
Composting toilets facilitate the natural decomposition process by providing an environment that is perfect for breaking down organic matter as quickly as possible.
For a composting toilet to function efficiently, it has to preform three main functions, evaporate liquid waste, decompose solid waste without creating odors, and produce a finished product that is safe and easy to handle.
What Are The Benefits Of Owning A Composting Toilet?
The number one benefit to owning a composting toilet is that you no longer waste thousands of gallons of fresh drinking water each year just to move sewage from one place to another.
Another bonus is that composting toilets actually smell less than a regular toilet. That's right, composting toilets create LESS smell because they separate the liquid waste from the solid waste, preventing the typical sewage smell you get with standard flush toilets. Most modern compost toilets also have built-in fans that pull the air from the toilet, carrying any remaining odors outside the home instead of letting them linger in the bathroom.
And if all that isn't enough, they produce a fantastic plant food that is safe to handle. This means no more buying plant food each spring to keep the plants and trees looking their best.
Who Makes Composting Toilets?
Composting toilets are being manufactured by several brands today including EcoJohn, Nature's Head, Santerra Green, and Sun-Mar.
Want More Information On Composting Toilets?
The team at Off Grid and Green offer loads of free content on everything composting toilet related. Here are a few very informative pages they offer on the subject.
What is a Composting Toilet
How Does a Composting Toilet Work
Best Tiny House Composting Toilet
About Off Grid and Green
Off Grid and Green offers the largest selection of eco-friendly toilet solutions online and we found their staff to be highly knowledgeable on the products and technology behind them.
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Address: 510 Cottonwood Dr., Harrisburg, South Dakota 57032