Two Button Toilet

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By: leelefever on December 4, 2005 - 9:47pm

I'm quite sure that we have only begun to be perplexed by international tiolets.  I didn't expect Canada to be the starting point.

Two Buttons
Apparently, this one has two buttons and the size of the button indicates the amount of water used in a flush.  It's an enviromentally friendly toilet, which sounds like a better toilet to me.
In case you're wondering, we don't plan to chronicle the various features of toilets around the world, but hey, it is kind of interesting and it's too cold to go outside.

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By: Manu (not verified) on December 5, 2005 - 1:02am

Yep these 2-button toilets have become more widespread in europe and around the world. I have found that toilets, and plumbing/bathrooms in general say a lot about cultures, how they view their world, and the ways in which they handle personal hygiene. You can learn a lot about people from looking at their bogs...

...why are 2 faucet sinks still so widespread in the UK? Is it an S&M thing about being scalded or frozen?

...replacing toilet paper with a bucket of water and cup (Thailand)...environmentally friendly...but how does it really work?

...or improve that with a hose and jet handle (Azerbaijan). It does require some skill to manipulate it without spraying water all over yourself. 

I could go on ;-)

By: leelefever on December 5, 2005 - 11:36am
Great and entertaining points Manu.  What's a "bog"? I'm assuming a toilet....

By: Abha (not verified) on December 5, 2005 - 6:37am
I remember being intrigued myself when I saw this first - in Dubai (where I live now). Also, for instance in Cuba, if you press the flush quickly - it will use less water, if you hold it down it will use more. AND (while we are on the subject), in Australia the water in the toilet actually rotates the other way round (anti clockwise :)
By: Rachel C (not verified) on December 5, 2005 - 12:07pm
All new toilets must have the dual-flush here, to help conserve water and be environmentally friendly.
By: Tim (not verified) on December 5, 2005 - 8:52pm
I dont remember the last time i saw a single button loo we have had 2 buttons ones in australia for and new zealand for decades
By: Sully (not verified) on December 6, 2005 - 12:54pm
I understand the environmental need for the 2 button flush.... but c'mon, the small flush basically dilutes the pee and removes only some of it; the big flush definitely gets rid of everything. i wouldn't want diluted pee just sitting in my toilet..... would you? Call me environmentally insensitive, but i would install low-flow shower heads or end up not watering the lawn before i start leaving diluted pee reside in my toilet.