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Those of us that have access to decent toilets apparently spend, on average, three years of our lives ‘on the loo’. Toilets are one of the most basic human rights, yet one in three of the world's population doesn't have access to a clean, safe and private toilet.
For the first time this year, World Toilet Day, which was on 19th November, has been recognised as an official day by the United Nations and with the weight of such an important body behind the drive to make decent toilets and clean water available to us all, things might start to improve more quickly. It is unacceptable that each year, some 60 million children are born into homes without adequate sanitation and some 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. And although organisations such as WaterAid have been making an enormous difference, more resources are always needed, so I’m delighted that the United Nations is now on board.
To coincide with World Toilet Day and no doubt draw a contrast between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’, my friends at Better Bathrooms have compiled a list of what they feel are the 10 most unusual loos around the world. I’m talking things like the safest (bulletproof), the most isolated (reach it by ski lift only), the one built for extreme conditions which doesn’t use water or chemicals but relies on worms for composting, the most spacious (it’s normal-sized but has glass walls and is set in large gardens so users feel as if they’re in the open air – not sure about that one…), the artiest, the most luxurious, the most innovative, the most expensive to build, the most Victorian…
Don’t miss the item below and do make sure you click through to the infographic to see the toilets in all their glory – some of them are simply incredible!
22nd November 2013