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Will no-mix toilets work on San Francisco streets?

September 15, 2011
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Will no-mix toilets work on San Francisco streets?

At PHLUSH we’ve been looking at urine diversion technologies and think no-mix toilets are going to be really important in the future.  And we’re keen to get the word out as we consider earthquake preparedness and what to do for emergency household toilets when we can’t flush.  So a proposal, picked up by the New York...

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Urinals complete Victoria BC streetscape.

March 11, 2011
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Urinals complete Victoria BC streetscape.

Victoria, the genteel provincial capital of British Columbia, has been quite sophisticated in addressing the troublesome issue of public urination.  For the past five years the city has been funding street toilets and appears to have good public support.  There are lessons to be learned. During the early days of PHLUSH, we were interested...

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Three-year old inaugurates Jamison Square Loo

December 18, 2010
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Three-year old inaugurates Jamison Square Loo

The forth in a walkable chain of Portland Loos was inaugurated under sunny skies this week.  The honors of the First Flush went to three-year old Clark Bradley, standing here with his Mom and City Commissioner Randy Leonard in front of Loo with its colorful door designed by graphic artist Sarah Fine.The Loo stands across...

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It’s high time for 21st century design.

July 22, 2010
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Why are we still are building public restroom facilities designed for mid 20th century families rather than for the dynamic twenty-first century global society in which we now live?    A rethink of public restroom design would solve the dilemma that Lisa A. Fram outlines in  Men? Women? Parents Face Public Bathroom Dilemma: How...

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PHLUSH News Updates

April 1, 2010
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PHLUSH News Updates

PHLUSH News Updates In like a lamb, March went out like a lion, leaving PHLUSHers with a number of new projects. World Water Day Celebration  Recode Oregon threw a great event at SEA Change Gallery on March 22   Great talk by Rep Ben Cannon who sponsored the gray water legislation in Salem. David...

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PHLUSH to serve on global technical advisory committee

December 5, 2009
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PHLUSH to serve on global technical advisory committee

In related news, PHLUSH will be serving with Clara Greed on a technical advisory committee trying to establish the Global Guideline for toilet design.   The committee is chaired by code officials from South Africa and Australia and coordinated by Jay Peters of the International Code Council.  PHLUSH will be looking especially at CPTED....

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World Toilet Organization Hall of Fame honors Clara Greed

December 5, 2009
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While there was little coverage of the role of public restrooms in urban design at the Summit, the final session honored Clara Greed Greed, who was not present due to a family illness, received a WTO Hall of Fame Award. Greed, Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning http://www.bne.uwe.ac.uk/staff/staffDetails.asp?StaffID=c-greed at the University of the West of...

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PHLUSHers heading for Singapore soon

November 5, 2009
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PHLUSHers heading for Singapore soon

Tickets have been booked to permit two PHLUSH Co-Founders to speak at the the World Toilet Summit in Singapore on December 3, 2009.     Organizers of the eighth annual event invited PHLUSH to share Portland’s experience in increasing the availability of public restrooms with experts from around the world. Barbara Lescher will present...

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PHLUSH needs community support to take Portland experience to Singapore!

October 11, 2009
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PHLUSH needs community support to take Portland experience to Singapore!

PHLUSH needs community support to take Portland experience to Singapore! Portland, Ore.  October 12, 2009.  Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) has accepted the invitation from the World Toilet Organization (WTO) to share Portland’s experience in increasing the availability of public restrooms.  As an all-volunteer grassroots group we’re now calling on the community...

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Restroom design work wins PHLUSH invitation to prestigious international event.

September 16, 2009
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Restroom design work wins PHLUSH invitation to prestigious international event.

Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human, or PHLUSH, has been invited to make two presentations to the prestigious World Toilet Summit in Singapore in December 2009. Old Town Chinatown?s public restroom advocates are busy preparing 20-minute presentations entitled Public Restroom Design for 21st Century US Cities: The PHLUSH Principles and Innovations in Sustainable Design:...

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Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

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