Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight Dec 4 2019

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WEEKLY EDITION DECEMBER 4, 2019 Note: The PSAI is committed to bringing Members industry news. It creates original content and it aggregates news that appears in other sources. Unless otherwise stated in organizational documents or in Association Insight newsletters, the PSAI does not have or take a position on the content of news items from other sources. Glitter Poop Poses Problem for Human and Marine Life According to an article in PCMD News, companies now sell glitter pills that are alleged to make buyers' poop glitter. While this may or may not happen, the fascination with and use of glitter pills may pose harm to the users and acquatic life. Sold as gelatin capsules filled with glitter, the pills are not technically edible so may interfere with digestion or worse. But the consquences for ocean dwellers is more dire. Marine researchers claim that the microplastics from excess glitter is killing marine life— including molluscs, echinoderms, fish, seabirds, and whales—that consume it. READ THE ARTICLE 'Pit Stop' Portables Program Renewed in San Francisco The Pit Stop pilot program (three portable toilets in certain areas of the city that are open 24 hours a day) has been declared a success and renewed. Now, San Francisco's mayor and the District 6 Supervisor are rushing to take credit. The Mayor released a statement saying, "When people have access to a clean, safe restroom, they will use it." And, "We have seen what happens on our streets when people don't have a place to go, which is why I fought to include funding in the budget for seven new Pit Stops." The District 6 supervisor claims he was the driving force behind the 24-hour pilot program and funded two of the three sites through his district (where they are located). READ THE ARTICLE PAGE 20

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