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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?
Jumo, founded by Chris Hughes, is a Facebook-esque social networking site dedicated to connecting individuals and organisations working to change the world.
With her own clothing label MCC, Anke Domaske created a new line which is completely made out of milk fibres. Clothes made of this material are antibacterial and antiallergic. They not only look and feel good, they also care for your skin due to the amino acids they contain.