Government Suggests to Burning Man Attendees to Poop in Bags

By Pacey on July 19, 2018
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At Burning Man, an annual celebration of experimental art and counterculture in the dusty Nevada desert, experts are contending with the difficult — but necessary — question of human waste.

In a recent report, the Bureau of Land Management described the proliferation of attendees who have apparently forgotten — or cannot make it to — the festival’s restrooms. This is especially a problem in the deep playa, an area far away from the center of the festival and from portable toilets, the Reno Gazette Journal first reported.

The government’s proposal? Poop bags and pee bottles, either to be brought by participants or for staff members to hand out. The agency also suggested that mobile raves should be moved closer to portable potties and that the festival should display signs encouraging burners to use the bathroom around dance zones.

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