Paris Officials Install Street Urinals To Combat Street Urination
Paris has now installed “street urinals” to help clean up the streets
Apparently, officials in Paris were having an issue with people relieving themselves on the streets. According to the British Toilet Association, street urinals used to be a very popular thing in Paris, in the 1800s they became very popular for men traveling to and from work.
These urinals fell out of popularity with women entering the workforce because it became a bit more complicated logistically (ie,doors would need to put on, toilet paper, seats, etc…) to provide street restroom equality.
The New Urinal
New, eco-friendly urinals were recently installed in Paris (disguised as flower boxes). Paris residents are not huge fans of the idea….these boxes are bright red and have massive signs pointing to them with an image of a man relieving himself.
These eco-friendly urinals come with a layer made of straw that is supposed to help eliminate odor. Officials are even saying that these urinals will harness nutrients in waste to produce compost and that “one year of a person's urine holds enough nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to fertilize 400 square meters of wheat.”
These urinals are strategically placed around the city on some of its busiest streets.
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