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Craigslist founder gives group $10,000 for composting toilet

Jul 22, 2015, 6:30 PM

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist has donated $10,000 for a composting toilet that will be named in his honor by a northern New Jersey organization.

Grow It Green Morristown says Craig Newmark’s donation will likely cover the purchase of the toilet for the group’s Early Street Community Garden. Newmark spent the first 12 years of his life across the street from the community garden, which used to be a junkyard.

He told NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1LDvzb7) that he loves what people can do using the Internet, but he says clean water and sanitation matter more.

A composting toilet uses an aerobic reaction instead of water to break down waste. The garden’s commode will be called the “Craig Newmark Memorial Latrine No. 2.”

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Craigslist founder gives group $10,000 for composting toilet