Going beyond bog standard urinals
24 July 2013
Kent Union, located on the Kent University campus in Canterbury, has an enthusiastic programme of environmental sustainability and its latest project is the installation of 16 waterless urinals. However, these aren't 'bog standard' products, but the Falcon Flax urinal supplied by UK distributor Relcross to Eco Ad.
What makes them special is that they can carry advertisements on a panel at the top.
Eco Ad sells the advertising space and shares the income with the owner, giving a return of between 55% and 103% on their investment and a total payback on the capital cost and replacement cartridges within 12 to 24 months. Kent Union spokesperson Hannah Wallington says, 'This is certainly something we would be willing to explore in the future, providing the advertising focuses on topics that have a positive benefit to our students such as sexual health or alcohol awareness.' And then there's the saving of up to 150,000 litres of water per year, per urinal - a massive saving in water rates.