A journalist poses as he stands in front of a bright red, eco-friendly urinal on the Ile Saint-Louis along the Seine River in Paris, France, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.The designer of the "Uritrottoir" – a combination of the French words for urinal and pavement – said it offered an "eco solution to public peeing".The device is essentially a box with an opening in the front and a floral display on top, containing straw that transforms into compost for use in parks and gardens.But Ile Saint-Louis locals said the receptacle, with no stall around it of any kind, could blight their ultrachic neighborhood.Paris authorities have rolled out four of the stand-up loos in spots where public peeing has been a problem, and a fifth is planned.
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