Public Bathroom Converts Urine Into Plant-Feeding Water
Created by Hyphae Design Laboratory, PPlanter functions as both a public toilet and a bamboo planter.
Walking by the PPlanter, one would be forgiven for thinking it is an oddly constructed bamboo planter. In actuality it is a urinal and planter in one, billing itself as a ‘public bathroom and garden’. Created by Hyphae Design Laboratory of Oakland, California, this modular bathroom is said to be an eco-friendly alternative to public toilets and smelly alleyways.
The PPlanter removes the privacy of public toilets that often results in them being used for alternative purposes, by having the user stand in the semi-open stall. Both men and women can stand and urinate (thanks to a handy disposable funnel) and the liquid is then used to ‘water’ the plants.