The L’uritonnoir is a dry urinal device designed by integrating a urinal and a funnel. It can be used in a variety of outdoor spaces by inserting the device into a bale of hay, which will decompose as nitrogen (from urine) is added.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The urinal is sold online to individual customers by Faltazi.
The urinal is cut from 1-2 millimeter polypropylene sheets and treated for ultraviolet and frost to enhance the lifespan. The polypropylene is then pre-folded and printed with instructions to ensure that users can assemble their own urinal.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain the products from the L'uritonnoir website.
Distributions to Date Status
Time until emptying
60 users per straw meter
The urinal is made up of one sheet of plastic without additional components. Therefore rather than replacement components, replacement urinals are available on the manufacturer's website.
The lifetime of the urinal is unknown, but the capacity associated with the hay bails in which they are placed depends on the number of users. The manufacturer recommends a maximum of 60 users per Uritonnoir per straw meter.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Designer specified performance targets include the urinal not smelling, being easy to clean for continual use, and be usable by both adults and children.
Vetted Performance Status
The urinal was only tested by the manufacturer.
The risk of fire associate with having hay bales around a festival venue can be mitigated by humidifying the bales or providing a water extinguisher when the weather is dry.
Complementary Technical Systems
The urinal must be used together with hay bales in order for the urine to be collected properly, and to produce compost.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
L'uritonnoir provides urinal and hay-bale layout support specific to user and event types, available in their manual.