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Friday, September 30, 2005
Composting Toilets

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.




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