Piece Comment

Review of Urinals: Can't Flush This

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium seems to be on a roll. The Michigan Radio-based environmental news service is posting a lot of quirky stories on PRX. And I like them. This one is on waterless urinals. Producer Lester Graham interviews a salesman in an echo chamber of a men's WC as he explains how it works, and then the man says, "As a result, you have no odor." So Graham rings up a kidney specialist to get an explanation on why urine smells. So why is this an environmental story? The "no-flush, no-water urinals" save water ... a natural resource.