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Start-up firm develops tiny portable toilet

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and it also recently donated 6,000 of them to Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion.

Cute...

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Sanitation is one of the most important public health worries in disasters because many transmissible diseases can spread easily thanks to the lack of access to toilets, this seems like a very practical idea to reduce this danger and it is likely it will help in this aspect also.

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plastic bags, a foldable bucket and TP are all you need.

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Does a bear crap in the woods? In a disaster, me too.

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Sounds interesting, but would like to see a photo of what this think looks like.

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This is very important. Without proper human waste disposal, cholera becomes a very real and deadly danger.

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I can do the doo doo anywhere. No crapper necessary.

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I think in a disaster, no one is going to be worried about finding a loo to do a number two

No shirt, they'll want toilet paper a lot more.

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In the army I learned that its not that hard to create a make-shift toilet when you are out in the woods.

What IS hard is doing something with the contents of it after you've used it, which is something this invention (at least as described in the article) doesn't address.

While its cute to have a portable toilet that is small enough to carry around in a handbag, carrying a bag of your own excrement around in that same handbag is going to be considerably less so.

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#Dave g

Does a bear crap in the woods? In a disaster, me too.

No convenient woods anywhere near where I live -(

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You just only didn’t get the idea of the start-up. It’s not at all about that portable toilet. It’s to easily become rich and get lots of money from investors for nothing new and here even additional financial support from the public when also jumping on that train of ‘disaster prevention’ as long as it is still a hot topic.

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just 16.9 percent of households have some kind of emergency toilet ready

just? much higher than I expected

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I think in a disaster, no one is going to be worried about finding a loo to do a number two

Does a bear crap in the woods? In a disaster, me too.

I can do the doo doo anywhere. No crapper necessary.

In the woods, maybe, but what are you and the other 13 million people going to do when disaster hits Tokyo?

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Pocketoilet! Ask anyone in the world where such a product would have come from and I'd bet 90% would answer "ONLY Japan!"

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Few years back during the 3/11 earthquake my friend used sealed glass and plastic jars and worked really well he told me, he stored them for about 2 weeks till water came back on then emptied them into the toilet.

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A 100Yen ziplock bag will do exactly the same function, and is more affordable and reachable.

I'm looking forward the next Japanese start-up company that reinvents the wheel.

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Handy to have if trapped in an elevator.

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Hello Kitty 321

June 13 02:26 pm JST      I think in a disaster, no one is going to be worried about finding a loo to do a number two      Does a bear crap in the woods? In a disaster, me too.      I can do the doo doo anywhere. No crapper necessary. 

In the woods, maybe, but what are you and the other 13 million people going to do when disaster hits Tokyo?

Parks? Back alleys? Bushes?

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In the woods, maybe, but what are you and the other 13 million people going to do when disaster hits Tokyo?

our evacuation location in Tokyo is a wooded park.

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What we call a tiny portable toilet, truck drivers call a PET bottle. Number one only, of course.

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Oops, other way round: what we call a PET bottle, truck drivers call a tiny portable toilet. We need an edit button.

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