Meet The Throne: 3D Printed Portable Toilet Made from Recycled Plastic
Spanish design studio Nagami has designed a toilet cubicle to compost solid waste that targets plastic pollution and the sanitation crisis
Plastic pollution and sanitation crisis are amongst the big issues the planet is currently facing, and The Throne sustainable toilet tackles both the problems at once. Designed by Spanish design Nagami and To, The Throne is a 3D printed portable toilet that comprises three parts – a teardrop-shaped body, a double-curved sliding door and a container for solid waste.
The first 3D printed model was created by a superior seven-axis robotic printer and is being tested on a construction spot in the Swiss Alps. All the parts were printed within the span of three days, including the base and some smaller accessories. The model includes an off-the-shelf separation toilet seat to separate liquid waste from solids for composting. The design features a white facade and cocoon form. The design team used discarded plastic medical equipment from European hospitals.
Nachson Mimran, CEO and co-founder of To: Creative Activists, said;
Our treatment of waste, both human and artificial, has a profound impact on the future of humanity and our planet. Since the 1950s roughly 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic has been produced, and only around 9% of this has been recycled; the remainder have been incinerated, piled into landfills, or dumped in our oceans.
The Throne toilet goes further in its recognition of a circular economy by composting the waste produced by the people and using this compost in the vicinity. In time, the designers want to put the available technologies and tools in the hands of local communities.
This is one example of possibilities of what such innovative manufacturing can do for enhancing sustainable design and development. It will reduce the emissions that are consequently generated by the waste from various human activities.
Via: Yanko Design