plumbing

Extremely Bad Reasons Why Waterless Urinals Were Illegal

Extremely Bad Reasons Why Waterless Urinals Were Illegal

We take it for granted that urinals flush. With each pull of the lever, gallons of clean water come to whisk away a few ounces of pee. If you think about it, it’s actually pretty wasteful, and the current drought is convincing facilities to consider waterless urinals. But these waterless…

Why Toilets Are Still Made Of Porcelain

Why Toilets Are Still Made Of Porcelain

We’ve been sitting on the same kind of crapper for centuries. Sure, the plumbing has gotten more tucked away and seats are now fashioned out of all sorts of materials and styles (including plush vinyl embroidered with cats), but as far as the toilets themselves go, hundreds of years after…

Turn On These Lights To Remind Yourself To Save Water

Turn On These Lights To Remind Yourself To Save Water

Everytime you switch on, remind yourself to switch off. That’s the message environmental artist Tanya Clarke is sending with these Liquid Lights. Made from recycled pipes and taps, the lamps use green LEDs as the light source.