Excreting in public places

Other Names:
Urinating in public
Defecating in public
Random defecation

Public toilets in Europe had revenues of $500 million in 1992.


In the early 1980s, New York's transit authority began closing its 2,000 underground facilities because of vandalism. The lack of public facilities, combined with an increase in homelessness, has produced a "wave of public urination" in the city.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 17:25 CEST