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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?
On April 4th, four Austrian students decided to take their VW-bus T2 on a charity-journey of 5.500 km from Vienna to Dubai, leasing ad spaces on the bus, supporting the relief organisation Sonne International. TV channels ОRF and ATV are accompanying them via a consecutive report and an international donation account was set up.
YES! magazine developed a campaign for girls aged 13-18 with the message “Differentiate through good causes”. If they send an SMS and buy a badge, the money raised contributed towards the treatment of a sick child.