Waterless Composting Toilets New Zealand has one very simple and important mission - To get New Zealand using composting toilets.
Our company is founded upon one very simple and solid belief. The world needs to compost. Why you ask? Because we live in a closed loop system. Our biosphere is designed in a way where organic matter is consistently transformed into new things and this circular system is what makes continued life on the planet possible. Our planet doesn’t know the meaning of waste and therefore, we shouldn’t either.
Composting toilets take human excreta (sometimes wrongly referred to as human waste) and utilize natural bacterial systems to transform that excreta into nutrient dense compost which can be used for growing high quality crops as well as other applications. Our goal is to help people understand that human excreta is a truly valuable resource.
Currently, in a world where human excreta is treated as waste, we are creating many problems for ourselves. In the last 100 years, due to a broken nutrient cycle (where nutrients and compost are not added back onto food crops) our top-soil levels have fallen by over 50 percent. That is a very scary figure considering we rely on healthy top-soil to grow quality food. In its place, we have been forced to use chemical and artificial fertilizers to replace the missing nutrients. Unfortunately, these fertilizers generally don’t have the full spectrum of nutrients and lack the biological micro-organisms required to grow truly healthy plants.
The end, and very unfortunate result of top-soil loss is desertification. Sadly, extreme loss of top-soil means the inability for our planet to sustain plant-life and a gradual loss of all complex life-forms on earth. It sounds incredibly far-fetched to most people, and yet the possibility of this is tragically real. Each year greater areas of land are found to be at risk of desertification.
Equally as important is our miss-use of fresh water resources in the 1st world. Make no mistake, fresh water is a rare and precious resource on the earth. WCTNZ is dedicated to promoting sensible and sustainable use of fresh-water. According to UN statistics, there are currently 1.1 billion people who lack access to water and as many as 2.7 billion experience water scarcity at least one month every year. By 2025, two thirds of the worlds population are expected to be facing water shortages. And yet, we currently take this precious resource, soil it and then flush it down the drain.
Every time you flush a traditional toilet, between 4.5 and 11 litres of precious fresh water is soiled and wasted. 25% of household water use in New Zealand is from kiwis simply flushing it down the toilet.
If the world were to swap over to utilizing our human excreta by using composting toilets and then safely turning it into high-quality, pathogen-free, nutrient dense compost and then adding it back to our crops, we would be able to greatly transform our agricultural systems towards a more sustainable model.
Likewise, if we were to stop using traditional toilets and could swap over to waterless composting systems, we would be able to dramatically reduce the amount of fresh water which is wasted and move ourselves towards a future with greater secure access to this precious resource.
It’s for this reason that our company holds education as our primary mission. To help people realize the importance of closed loop system thinking and move us towards a more sustainable, and hopefully one day regenerative future.
To succeed in implementing this transformative progressive thinking, we search out, and in some cases even manufacture world-leading technologies in composting. Currently, we have New Zealand’s largest range in composting toilet solutions and we strive to ensure that we have a system to suit all needs and requirements, no-matter how large or small.
Many people have negative ideas about what a composting toilet is and we are here to dispel and break down those misconceptions. Our composting technologies are clean, efficient, odourless and suitable for all ranges of applications.
Beyond our work in domestic homes, we have branched out also into commercial and public toilet infrastructure. In many cases, peoples first experience with a competing toilet is in a public space. Unfortunately these experiences are not always pleasant when the systems are incorrectly specified and maintained. Therefore, when working in the commercial sector we are dedicated to working closely with our clients to ensure that they have all the knowledge and support required to get the most out of their system.
Composting Toilets is our business and our passion. We care about the planet and we care about and believe in our technology. Together with our clients, we are dedicated to help move New Zealand towards a brighter and more sustainable future through the use of composting toilet technology.