Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on January 23, 2008
I don’t think anyone could contest Leo DiCaprio’s devotion to environmental causes. But I reckon even the most dedicated have to choose luxury over sensibility once in awhile.
Take Leo’s new toilet. Casa Sugar reported that the Titanic star is currently in the midst of a major home greenovation and has “installed a $3,200 Toto toilet, which is fully loaded with a seat warmer, automatic flusher, and remote control.” (Just what exactly the remote controls is not mentioned.) But the best feature in my opinion is the toilet seat that evidently senses the gender of the person approaching (and what their particular needs are) and automatically flips up to accommodate them.
Home appliances that read minds are definitely on the fancy side. But I guess if you can afford it, why not? Despite its strangely pampering features, it is, after all, still within Leo’s planetary mindset. We’re told the toilet is a Toto Neorest 500 and that it uses 1.6 gallons-per-flush, which places it on the low end in terms of water usage. (Of course, there’s always the .5 gpf or less high efficiency urinals, but who knows? He could have bought one of those as well.)
I think we can all take a tip from Leo in terms of living green. But if you want to take it to the extreme and pee like him, you can click here for info on getting your own Neorest toilet.