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Demian commented on Group buying toilets

Thanks Dominique! I like this concept. Not only does it help to solve the issue of financing from the buyer perspective in that the cost could be shared by a group of people but it also solves the issue of expertise. Meaning that some families may be interested in installing a toilet but have no idea how that might be accomplished. To have an organization that publicizes their local knowledge and availability to assist in directing how a toilet would be installed might be the incentive a family needs to go ahead and initiate the steps required to get a toilet installed. Very good stuff. Thanks again!


Demian commented on Texting Toilets

I really like this concept. Especially how it incentivizes people to clean the toilets after use. Though... I am not sure that everyone would do it even if charged extra. And then people entering a toilet to find it dirty would be less inclined to use it knowing that they would have to clean up more than just their usage. So there would definitely have to be mobile maintenance workers that would clean toilets that had not been cleaned by the users. But, maybe the model could be tweaked a bit to make it all work... I like it!
Thanks Vincent! A lot of great ideas here!


Demian commented on Get Paid For Your Poop

Thanks Vincent! I think you are onto something in that there is an economic model in there somewhere that, if the correct infrastructure and behavior patterns are established, can work and change the entire system. The trick is just fitting all the various pieces together correctly. But it can be done! Thanks again!