Lori Zimmer

Need to Go? P-TREE Makes Public Urination Sanitary

by , 07/07/11
filed under: green gadgets

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Nothing says “summer concert festival” quite like the smell of urine, as hundreds of mostly male concert-goers fill up with beer in the hot sun- and then need to release it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dutch design team Aandeboom has come to the rescue, introducing their new “P-TREE” at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival. The portable urinal easily straps to any tree and makes public urination much more sanitary. What a life-saver when you need to go!



green design, eco design, sustainable design, AAndeboom, P-TREE, outdoor urinal,

The portable egg-shaped urinal gives the user the “feeling of freedom during peeing,” enabling them to urinate outside without making a mess for everyone else. The receptacle is sturdily strapped to the trunk of a tree at optimal height.  Urine is then collected and drained away through a waste pipe that is attached to a container, making no mess.

The portable and easy johns are a godsend for any place without bathrooms. No more waiting patiently in mile-long Port-O-Potty lines! And it’s more private (because of the walled edges) than just peeing on a tree. Aandeboom reported success at their trial run. Fifty bright orange P-TREEs were placed in spots near the main stage and over 100,000 concert visitors made use of them without missing a single song.

The recycled molded plastic pee receptacle comes in a variety of RAL colors and runs for about 245 Euro.

+ Aandeboom

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5 Comments

  1. sstoessel July 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Sanitary, maybe for buildings, but not good for the trees. Thousands of people peeing on trees at multiple concerts can put enough uric acid on tree roots to kill it. Ever notice how your lawn looks after dogs pee on it? The “burn spots” is dead grass. Stick with the PortaPotties.

  2. katem July 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

    @attycats Get a she-pee. They’re ace.

  3. caeman July 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    The trees do not discriminate. The ladies can pee on the trees, too, if they wish.

  4. attycats July 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    No more waiting patiently in mile-long Port-O-Potty lines? since when do MEN wait. They just go behind the nearest tree. This doesn’t help the half of the population without a penis at all, except for maybe making the lines a slight bit shorter.

  5. caeman July 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Other than the smell, urine is sanitary. Release it into the ground for the tree that has to suffer such shame has to have a urinal strapped to it.

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