Woman gives birth in Emirates airplane toilet!

A mother who went into premature labour on a flight was forced to give birth in the air plane toilet.

The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Vietnam after the Filipina woman gave birth to a boy.

Two Filipina nurses on the flight rushed over to help with the mid-air delivery as the plane flew from Dubai to Manila.

And the mother has decided to name the boy EK after the airline code for Emirates.

This got me thinking, an airplane toilet is pretty small, and about the same size a portable toilet could that be done as well? Although we have never had any women give birth whilst our toilets are on hire.

All the best to the new mom and child! Quite a story they have to tell.

Bid for more beach toilets in Adelaide, Australia

A protest at Adelaide beach took place the other day due to the lack of toilets provided. A politician and a radio star were among those who came together for the protest.

Andrew Baines the artist who organised the protest said he was trying to bring the issue to the wider attention of the community.

Below is a picture of the protest.

.andrew baines toilet protest

Portable toilets could be the answer or at least a temporary solution! We have been providing portable toilets for hire for a long time now and know how useful and handy they can be for situations like the above!

Re-invent the toilet winner!

A toilet that uses power from the sun to break down water and human waste into fertilizer and hydrogen has won the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge put on by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

The $40 million program aims to tackle the problems of water, sanitation, and hygiene throughout the developing world.

The winning design by a team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) includes a solar-powered electrochemical reactor that converts waste into fertilizer and hydrogen, which can be stored in hydrogen fuel cells as energy. The treated water can then be reused to flush the toilet or for irrigation.

Caltech engineer Michael Hoffmann and his colleagues were awarded $100,000 for their design, which they demonstrated at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair, a two-day event held August 14–15 in Seattle.

Last summer, Hoffmann, a professor of environmental science, and his team were awarded a $400,000 grant to create a toilet that can safely dispose of human waste for just five cents per user per day.

The team built a prototype inside the solar dome on the roof of Caltech’s Linde + Robinson Laboratory, and after a year of designing and testing, they—along with the other grantees—showed off their creation. The Gates Foundation brought in 50 gallons of fake feces made from soybeans and rice for the demonstrations.

The $60,000 second-place prize went to Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, their design produces biological charcoal, minerals, and clean water.

This could be the first step towards tackling the world’s toilet crisis and help those in developing countries. Below is a video which shows the toilet.

Paralympics Start Tomorrow!

Tonight the opening ceremony of the Paralympics takes place with the games officially kicking off tomorrow!

There is a lot of buzz around Team GB with them expecting to win a lot of gold medals across numerous events and with the success of Team GB in the Olympics we can only hope and cheer that the Paralympians will be able to do the same.

This blog is just to send a final good luck message to all Team GB athletes participating in the Paralympics in particular our home town paralympians Ellie Simmonds and Ryan Cockbill.

GOOD LUCK TEAM GB!

If you are having a party or event relating to the Paralympics we can provide portable toilets for hire to ensure all your guests are catered for, and can also offer disabled toilet hire for those that require it.

Rita Ora – Scared Of A Toilet?

Pop star Rita Ora struggles with a strange phobia – she is terrified of bathrooms.

Apparently she fears there is something sinister lurking in the U-bend everytime she needs to use the toilet and its going to pop and and get her!

She tells newspaper The Sun, “I always feel that when I go to the toilet that something’s going to come out of the bottom.

“I have this thing where I think this tunnel must start from somewhere and sometimes I think, ‘What if something comes out of the toilet?’

“That’s been one of my fears. I always make sure I put the light on when I go.”

The rising star has performed at a couple of festivals this year, and will no doubt continue to do so; I wonder how she will cope with portable toilets?

portable toilets are a must have at festivals and they can be a challenge to use even for the bravest of men after a couple of days however for artists VIP Luxury trailers are provided most of the time, so she may be okay.

You Can’t Plan For Everything – Creamfields Cancelled

You may be the best event planner ever but sometimes you just can’t control everything. Even if you have got everything sorted from food to portable toilets sometimes external forces come in to play.

You may have heard that Creamfield’s was cancelled. This was because of extreme weather conditions which made the sight “unusable”. Unusable? How could it be unusable?  Well,

Creamfields flooded 2012

Creamfields 2012 Flooded

 




Cream Fields Flood Tent 2012

As you can see that’s pretty unusable.

A statement on the Creamfields website stats “Everything that could be done to keep the festival running was, but eventually the conditions on site made it impossible.”

So, even if you have hired portable toilets, got the best acts, the best organisation you possibly could. Your whole site could still become flooded and you have to cancel the event. British weather for you.

Luckily there were no casualties and all attendees are being escorted from the event with the help of the Cheshire police. Creamfields organisers are yet to make an announcement about any refunds.

Although its still not as bad as Glastonbury 2004 was!

Creamfields Flooded Campsite

Portable Toilets Save Lives

Not really a sentence you are likely to hear every day but nevertheless a batch of portable toilets in America have saved a pilots life after the plane’s engine failed in flight and he was forced to crash land.

The plan hit a fence, flipping over and landing onto the bunched up portable toilets, the pilot walked away unharmed.

We provide toilet hire to a variety of places but never have had a story like this come from it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FG3SwN2We08

Kim Kardashian and her 60k flushing toilet

Kim Kardashian has splashed out 60,000 pounds on some sort of super toilet having it fitted in her Beverly hills home.

The toilet is self-flushing, has a bidet, a heated seat and can play any music you want while you are using it

“Kim is obsessed with cleanliness, so she had no problem spending such a large amount on a hi-tech toilet,” a source told the Daily Star.

Well, she isn’t the only celeb to be obsessed with cleanliness in an earlier blog we showed that Jennifer Lopez has her own gem encrusted toilet seat she takes every with her!

Tardis Environmental may not have toilets with heated seats or self-lowering lids, if you’re at a festival you may be able to hear some music though!

If you need portable toilet hire for any event we can help!

Be careful where you put your portable toilets!

When you’re hiring portable toilets for a festival event you need to make sure that where you put them is the right location, if they are in the wrong place it may cause abit of a problem for some people.

A prime example of this is the residents at City Quay in Dublin, over 90 portable toilets which have been provided for guests of the Tall Ships festival have been left outside their homes, and rightly so they have been complaining about it! The residents said they were worried their area would be clogged with queues of festival-goers and that smells would drift across the road to their homes.

At 3pm yesterday, after their pleas for the toilets to be moved fell on deaf ears, several of the group used half a dozen of the offending loos to block the street. Not what the festival needs!

A spokeswoman for the Tall Ships festival said the toilets would remain at their current location despite the complaints and would be kept in immaculate condition.

“The toilets are being monitored and cleaned 24-7. There is cleaning on the hour, every hour. . .They are in pristine condition and that’s the way they’re going to be kept.”

Tardis Environmental have a wealth of experience in providing portable toilet hire to festivals and events, we use our experience to make sure that everything with your toilets is correct, including their location!

Portable Toilets at Lodestar Festival

This is the 2nd year running that Tardis have provided portable toilets at Lodestar Festival! This year we are providing 30 single portable toilets and 4 disabled toilet units.

Lodestar festival takes place in Cambridge and this year the line-up includes the likes of Sir Bob Geldof and The GO! Team plus many more and loads of fun activities for the family to enjoy!

For more information about Lodestar festival visit their website www.lodestarfestival.com/

Tardis have been providing portable toilet hire to festivals and events large and small for over the past 20 years, we are sure that Lodestar will be a huge success and will do everything in our power to make sure that we play our part in ensuring it is!