How can sustainable sanitation be achieved?

Posted by Kunal Nandwani on 29 May, 2018

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PeePoo Toilet

Posted by Earthr.org Content Team on 25 Aug, 2018

The Peepoo Toilet is a vital way for people in developing nations to use the restroom safely, especially when they have a contagious disease. The slim, biodegradable bag is used by an individual in the absence of a toilet. The bag sanitizes human excrement, turning the contents of the bag into fertilizer in about a month. The PeePoo Toilet, however, is a single-use solution, meaning it may not be practical for every time someone needs to use the restroom. Nevertheless, it's providing an innovative, safe way to prevent the spread of disease in the absence of improved sanitation. 

About 1 in 3 people — or nearly 2.4 billion people worldwide — lack access to a toilet. Managing human waste is a massive issue in developing nations, with improper sanitation partially responsible for the spread of deadly disease. Each year, poor sanitation contributes to an estimated 00,000 child deaths from diarrhea.

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Family’s: A sustainable sanitation system and service alternative

Posted by Vivek Mehta on 29 May, 2018

Family’s is the trademark of the social enterprise x-runner Venture, internationally recognized for its successful and ambitious role in transforming the problem of sanitation in Peru. Its system provides suitable toilets to homes without access to running water, allowing residents to enjoy a better quality of life. Their system consists of three elements: a dry toilet, a waste collection service, and a composting process.

Family’s provides a comfortable, portable, sturdy, durable, and easy-to-use waterless toilet with a mechanism to separate urine from feces. This creates a cleaner and more hygienic environment by slowing down the decomposition process that would normally take place when both elements are combined, as in an open-pit latrine. These toilets are installed in the homes of the users, after which the household members are trained on the proper use of the product and on good hygiene practices.

The waste generated by the users in their dry toilets is collected every week. The Family’s team runs collections in each of the communities it serves to assure that no solid wastes accumulate in the homes of our users. The service creates a more hygienic environment inside of the home, preventing foul odors, toxic gases, mosquitoes, and rodents. This reduces the frequency of family members contracting diarrhea and infectious diseases that they would be exposed to without proper sanitation systems installed.

Lastly, to ensure proper waste management and to promote environmentally responsible practices, all of the collected waste is transported to a treatment plant where it undergoes a meticulous composting process that turns it into compost (organic fertilizer). This creates a positive environmental impact by preventing waste from ending up in landfills and by reducing soil contamination normally found in households with open-pit latrines. The sustainable cycle ends with compost fertilizing gardens across Lima.

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