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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?
The world is full of good ideas that unfortunately don't always get developed. The start-up CityMart capitalised on this fact and created an online market to connect cities with solution providers in areas such as health,transport, tourism and other public responsibility sectors. There are currently over 470 different ideas submitted on the platform, from urban farming to city tours.
To underline the fact that more than 10,000 children worldwide are dying from malnutrition everyday, Action contre la faim has created a giant symbolic banquet of 10,000 empty plates placed beneath the Eiffel Tower.