Internship project at Faltazi
, Nantes, july to october 2012.
L'uritonnoir is a dry urinal which can make compost ! It takes place in the global project of Faltazi, Les Ekovores
"L’URITONNOIR, AN ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTION TO HUMAN WASTE, AND ONE WHICH IS INTEGRATED INTO A BROADER SUSTAINABLE CITY PROJECT.
The Uritonnoir is a simple and practical way to “upcycle” urine back to compost within one year.
The equipment is integrated into a wider collection of ‘agro-urban’ components useful to transform city districts into farm districts. This collection is called LES EKOVORES. www.lesekovores.com
Making our towns and cities more resilient is a matter of urgency. The combined effect of climate, energy, social, financial, food and health crises is pushing us to raise questions in greater depth than ever before about local resources and their location within the country.
Consequently, our research turned towards the issues of resilience and circular economies. How, in the urban periphery, can we go about returning to local, organic and seasonal food production? How can we create a drive that will lead to the expansion of new partnerships between farmers and local eaters?
The Ekovores, a ‘system/project’ thus proposes creating farming districts through better integration of the components of this local food production chain."