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Re: Marine Toilet (good, bad, and ugly)

"A composting head is so superior"
Glad you like your glorified cedar bucket, but there are in fact no composting heads for boats. The EPA has papers out on what is and isn't a composting toilet or system, and unless you use it, put it aside for 90 days to actually COMPOST, and then empty the sterile compost out, you don't have a omcposting toilet. You'd need at least two of them so you could alternate every 90 days, to really have a composting toilet.

What you have is a bucket that collects fecal matter, which is still "live" and still has to be disposed of someplace, sometime, and it ain't compost when you have to move it.

That the industry can't be honest about what it is and what it does--and doesn't do--speaks volumes as to why they haven't taken over the market.
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