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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?
Morgenwelt is a small enterprise that organises carbon neutral concerts and so called “bicycle-discos”. The concept behind the concerts is that all the power the bands or DJs need for the gigs comes from muscle power. So if the audience doesn’t pedal fast enough the gig is interrupted with a blackout.
In an effort to create awareness of water conservation issues around the globe, Levi’s introduced Water<Less jeans, a line of jeans manufactured with an average of 28% less water (in some cases 98% less water) than usual. This spring alone, Levi’s has been able to cut 16 million litres of water – that’s 67,636,117 glasses! - from their manufacturing process.