Don’t chuck that toilet!

Researchers developing cement using old ceramics

Researchers in Spain, England and Brazil have developed a technique to turn your broken toilet, sink or bathtub into eco-friendly cement, according to sustainable design site So, you can forget about hauling your old bathroom ceramics out to the dump.

The researchers are still in the testing phase, and they’ve experimented with various mixtures, at least one of which includes corn husks instead of chemicals, making the resultant cement from 100 percent recycled materials. Another mixture uses red clay bricks. Both of those, as well as the more traditional chemical mixture, have created stronger cement than those currently used.