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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?
For Christmas 2008, the Portuguese Red Cross opened a retail store in a shopping mall in Lisbon to sell... HOPE. The store was similar to any other in the shopping centre, with a counter, displays, hangers, and various sizes (prices) but with one essential difference – it ‘sold’ donations.
Dubai Cares is a UAE-based philanthropic organization helping to provide children access to quality primary education in developing countries.