The flush toilet has served the world for more than 130 years but the bog-standard design has been given an eco-friendly facelift.
Student designers have come up with a range of futuristic toilets that are better for the environment and could even prevent diseases.
The ‘Wellbeing Toilet’ was recently crowned winner at a competition organised by Dyno-Rod Drains, which asked designers to create a loo that ‘benefits our health and the environment’.
The design – made from concrete, marble and ceramics – is the world’s first ergonomically-correct toilet.
It forces the user to sit in a ‘healthier’ squat position that helps reduce the risk of intestinal cancer and hemorrhoids, its designers claim.