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From potty to potash
Peepoo is a single-use, self-sanitising, biodegradable toilet bag. Thanks to its urea-based biochemical technology, the bag prevents faeces from contaminating the immediate area and then can eventually turn into valuable fertilizer.
Why it matters
Up to 50% of deaths in emergency and refugee camps are linked to a lack of basic sanitation and contaminated water from human excrements. While 40% of the world’s population lack access to even the simplest toilet, this seems like an amazing temporary solution. But can the Peepoo become more than a temporary problem-solver?
A Spanish NGO launched a campaign to raise awareness about the lack of public education for more than 60 million children around the world. The idea was to add an empty red chair in classrooms to symbolise how children are missing out on basic education.
The arrival of red chairs in the classroom has made some children question why they are there. This became the perfect opportunity for teachers to address the issue with materials created by the NGO such as games and stories.
‘Dona l’usato’ (donate second hand) is a project promoted by fashion brand Elena Mirò to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Customers are rewarded with a 25% discount when they donate their second hand clothes, which Elena Mirò uses to help raise people out of poverty in Mozambique.