I strongly agreed that Green business has become the trend of the century. Some organisations are going green by making long-term changes for sustainability and some are doing for Marketing Purposes.
There is one example for Marketing Purposes - At the Sunway Pyramid, they installed with waterless urinals in men's washroom since they build the new wing.
At Sunway Pyramid - Men's washroom
As far as I know, this waterless urinals solution has been existed since 6 years ago when Victoria, Australia started to face the water crisis. There is no more need to flush at the urinals in the men’s toilets as each urinal is affix with special chemical in-bowl blocks, the chemical functions to breaks down urine into environment-friendly components without using water and eliminate the smells of wee.
Back to Sunway Pyramid, is good to see on adoption of great technology and solutions. But may I ask where is the in-bowl blocks goes to?
Anyway, I intentionly took a several pictures of the urinals at Melbourne to post it at my blog to share.
At MYER - Men's washroom #1
At MYER - Men's washroom #2
At MYER - Men's washroom #3
IMHO, this implementation of waterless urinals is not suitable here at Malaysia and it really smells terribly without the in-bowl blocks.
In conclusion, I just felt the intention of saving on water bills instead of WATER itself. Not talking about the awful smells of a typical 'public toilet'. Is this the theory of 'Green'?