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Building a Composting Toilet

Although sewers and septic systems served the U.S. well in the 20th century, there is a lot of room for improvement in the way we handle human waste. But opting out of traditional infrastructure is a big step that can seem overwhelming at first. If you want to build instead…

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Sustainable Stocking Stuffers

If you are determined to be eco-friendly in all your gift-giving this year, start with creative, sustainable stocking stuffers. “The holidays are one of the hardest times to reduce waste because of traditions, feeling overwhelmed, and not being aware of other options,” says Laura Durenberger, blogger at Reduce, Reuse, Renew,…

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Bill Gates’ Favorite Toilet

Everyone knows Microsoft’s Bill Gates made his billions developing high-tech products the world had never dreamed of before. What is less well-known is that through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he is spending those billions developing some of the most humble and basic devices the world has ever known…

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