Composting Toilet History
The Ford Motor Company never claimed it invented the wheel, so why do some composting toilet companies claim they invented the composting toilet?
Envirolet® Composting Toilets have been around since 1977, but we know we didn’t invent composting toilets. We simply made a more efficient and better looking composting toilet!
We’re not sure why others try to claim they invented compost toilets, but Composting Toilet World has a little story about an early composting toilet from the 1860s. It was invented and patented by Rev. Henry Moule.
I am note sure if this is the first, but it is basically a self-contained composting toilet from the 1860s. It’s pretty cool.
As far as the idea of a compost or humus toilet, the Chinese are known to have used them for centuries!
Check out the story and photos on Composting Toilet World.