Plastic bags for bathrooms

October 8, 2011
(SIMPLY JEWS/AP)

This news is only a harbinger of the new austerity measure to come: The Dutch national railway has an unusual solution for passengers who need the bathroom on a train line designed without them: plastic bags. The bags have a cup-shaped plastic top and contain a highly absorbent material that turns urine into a gel-like mixture. After use the bags can be sealed and thrown in the trash.