Parisians kick up a stink over eco-friendly urinals

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A man standing in front of a "uritrottoir", one of several public dry urinals intended to be odourless that have been installed in Paris, a city where men are regularly seen urinating on the street. But some residents have complained that the bright red boxes are a blight on the streets. Others say it is distasteful to encourage men to urinate right on the street, even if it is into a box.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2018, with the headline 'Parisians kick up a stink over eco-friendly urinals'. Print Edition | Subscribe