Perhaps if Canadians stopped taking the attitude of ‘out of sight and out of mind, we wouldn’t be one of the few developed nations in the world with a major city without a sewer system. Currently there are no sewage systems in the Victoria area (BC) and some of the surrounding Gulf Islands. Instead, the Victoria Capital Regional District pumps 120 million litres of raw sewage into the Strait of Juan de Fuca every single day according to People Opposed to Outfall Pollution (POOP). Canadian politicians would benefit from a copy of Colors Cacas, a coffee table book that explores the world’s most private function - the bowel movement.

It's the world's most underrated resource. We can cook with it, build with it, admire it, eat it. It's unique (no two examples are alike). It's as old as creation. It will never run out.
—Colors Cacas

In Colors Cacas find out who is recycling their excrement and what nations are using animal and human dung as fuel. Discover how clever entrepreneurs are marketing elephant waste as garden fertilizer and notepaper. Also read about the first known reference to the enema - found in ancient Egyptian writings.

Find out which country is using the most toilet paper per person - the Japanese (4km a year) with the Norwegians (2km a year) second and the Americans (1.2km a year) following closely behind. Not everyone in the world can afford the luxury of toilet paper or wants to use it.

Colors Cacas explains that the most common brand of toilet paper throughout the world is not two-ply, but a ripped up newspaper. In India, water from a bucket is used to wipe after a bowel movement and in Mozambique, many people use a smooth pebble. This beautiful book of shit might not be for everyone - particularly not for those with a sensitive disposition, but you have to applaud the authors for making such an awkward subject so interesting and accessible.

For more information visit Colors Cacas.

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