In Latvia, urinals combined with a basin to conserve water and improve hygiene

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We recently saw urinals at the Rio carnival reconfigured to turn urine into electricity, as well as curb streetside toilet breaks. Now the Stand TANDEM is hoping to tackle another issue – combining a basin and urinal to conserve water and improve hygiene. The Latvian company has redesigned the toilet to include a small basin and faucet on the top. After it has been used, patrons can wash their hands in the sink. The water used then runs straight down into the urinal, cleaning it before the next person comes to use it. The system replaces existing models, whereby handwashing…

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