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Paris Officials Install Street Urinals To Combat Street Urination

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. 

 Photo courtesy of  Mental Floss

Photo courtesy of Mental Floss

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. 

 Photo courtesy of BBC

Photo courtesy of BBC

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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