The first time I saw an Eco Toilet was in the summer of 2003, in Amsterdam of all places. There were a few of these stand-alone toilets for men at de Waag (located on the edge of Amsterdam’s main red light area). I didn’t know what they were so I took a pic. Well one person was using it, lol. Good thing I was far away from him. My question is why can’t people go inside to use the toilet there? The answer could be then they have to pay 30 to 50 euro cents fee.
It’s not like you have to try hard to not notice an Eco Toilet standing in the open area. Normally you will run into these portable toilets for light use (relief) during the summer, when there are a great deal of people outside. I have been looking for one of these during the winter months so I can take a picture, just to prove to my friends that they do exist.
Well, I found one last weekend, where else but outside of Sub Way place in Rotterdam. So there I was eating my lunch and tried to not look through the clear glass window to avoid seeing a man or a group of men using this fast and go service. What I find disturbing is the fact there is nothing you can use to clean your hand(s) afterward. Eww…gross…