VISTA, CALIF.—The Green Restaurant Assn. (GRA) has endorsed five Waterless No-Flush urinal designs manufactured by Waterless Co. LLC, Vista, Calif. The five designs include: Sierra, Kalahari, Sonora, Yukon and Del Casa.
Waterless No-Flush Urinals save resources by operating without water while helping restrooms remain sanitary, “touch-less,” and odor-free. The endorsement means GRA will encourage its members to use the Waterless No-Flush system.
Based in Sharon, Mass., GRA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 that provides research, consulting and a variety of other services to restaurants looking to operate in a more sustainable, environmentally responsible manner.
The GRA also evaluates and recommends to its members bathroom items such as tissues, hand dryers, toilets, urinals, and towels that are environmentally preferable. The Waterless No-Flush urinals are the only urinals GRA has endorsed.
“We are very proud of this endorsement,” says Klaus Reichardt, managing partner of Waterless No-Flush Urinals. “GRA has made a significant contribution to the foodservice industry, advising restaurants and their members on ways to become more resource-conscious and green, and restrooms are a prime area where environmental savings are possible.”
GRA has established a number of environmental guidelines specifically for restaurants and foodservice facilities. These include ways to conserve energy, foster recycling programs, improve water efficiency—even encourage the selection of locally grown food to minimize fuel and pollution associated with transportation.
“Most building and restaurant managers are surprised—even a bit shocked—to discover that a conventional urinal uses as much as 4,000 gallons of water per month,” Reichardt says. “Not only is this wasteful, but it is expensive, and places an added burden on local water treatment facilities.”
For more information on GRA, visit www.waterless.com. For more information on Waterless No-Flush Urinals, visit www.waterless.com.