sanitation

Japanese sewage trucks now smell like chocolate

The new technology has been developed to help mask unpleasant odours.

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Locals and visitors feel Xi’an garbage cans to be “a little much”

Excessive cleanliness has erupted on a garden path from the Bell Tower of Xi’an to a shopping district as 10 identical trash bins appeared on a single 50-meter (164ft) stretch.

This act of unusual urban planning has left residents such as one Ms. Wu to exclaim: “A trash can for every freakin’ bench! What luxury!”

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UNICEF produces 4-minute-long song about poop【Video】

The newest song to hit India is about an unprecedented topic: poop. The song was written by Shri, celebrated composer of the promo song for Life of Pi, and the animated video features hordes of poo piles assailing horrified people holding their noses and running for their lives. Now why is UNICEF involved with something that sounds like the plot from a niche B-movie horror flick?

While most people in developed countries take it for granted that they can find a functioning bathroom anytime they need one, that is not true everywhere. In developing countries like India, sanitation has not always kept up with exploding populations. It’s estimated that half the country’s residents defecate in public, leading to a daily addition of 65 million kilograms (71,650 tons) of feces in public places. Almost none of the poorest 20% ever have access to toilets and have no choice but to defecate outdoors.

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