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How a toilet can save the planet | Our video statement

LAUFEN’s urine-separating toilet save! is an ongoing revolution. Sustainability manager Cristiane Kopp explains the pioneering approach and why we must rethink wastewater management.

The way we handle urine in wastewater management causes one of today’s major environmental problems, i.e., nitrate pollution from nitrogen-containing fertilizers and the eutrophication of bodies of water that result in oxygen-depleted waters called “dead zones”. Yet, urine is a valuable resource for agriculture if the substances within it can be separated and recycled.

Together with the Viennese design team EOOS, LAUFEN has developed the world’s first urine-separating toilet that meets industry standards in the developed world. This innovative toilet is gradually coming into our everyday lives.