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Rose George recommends

Further reading on the topics of sanitation and waste disposal and a few important questions to consider. For instance, are public bathrooms a necessity or just a convenience?

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    Shame Villagers About Toilets, Save a Child's Life

    Rose George
    Scientific American, November 19, 2012

    Changing people’s behavior can be extremely difficult, even when they know that behavior is dangerous, such as pooping in the open and contaminating their environment. 'Community-Led Total Sanitation' is a fascinating methodology which — like advertising — uses people’s emotions (disgust, shame, pride) to change behavior.

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    Why We Must Have Relief from the Toilet Barbarians

    Rose George
    Yorkshire Post, February 21, 2012

    It always baffles me that people will protest about the removal of waste disposal when it’s garbage collection, but not when public bathrooms are closed. And they are being closed down at a dismaying rate. Are public bathrooms a necessity and a mark of a civilized society, or just a convenience?

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    Dirty Little Secret: The Loo that Saves Lives in Liberia

    Rose George
    The Guardian, February 3, 2012

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history by becoming Africa’s first female president. But she is also historically significant for her willingness to talk about toilets and how good sanitation can benefit development, the economy and health. In 2011, I went to meet her.

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    Matt Damon goes on strike!

    water.org
    February 11, 2013

    Matt Damon is the only global celebrity to have understood that you can’t talk about providing clean water without talking about sanitation. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty or talk dirty: good for him.