Dutch company GreenPee has installed eight hemp-filled sustainable urinals in Amsterdam to combat an increase in people urinating in the streets after the coronavirus lockdown ended.
Amsterdam council rushed to install the public urinals in the city centre as tourists returned and pubs reopened.
Users urinate into the openings on the sides of the GreenPee planters, which have an internal tank filled with hemp fibres from the cannabis plant.
The tank is emptied when full, and levels can be checked manually or by using a smart sensor that sends a message when it’s nearly full.
Once emptied, the mix of urine and hemp can be used for organic fertiliser for the city’s parks, roof gardens and urban farms.