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Ecological Toilets + Compost or Biogas + Networked Entrepreneurs = Everybody Wins

The knowledge and networks needed to quickly raise the quality of sanitation and jump-start eco-friendly businesses have reached critical mass. Let's leverage best practices from all over the globe to restore dignity to a core human need.

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Ecological Toilets recycle poop into compost or fuel and produce urine for fertilizing crops. They are cheap to build and can work without water. Human waste can be composted into fertilizer or used to produce biogas for cooking and lighting. Local entrepreneurs and farmers can collaborate with residents to run a profitable service that benefits everyone involved. Residents enjoy a vastly improved quality of life and could even be remunerated for their 'contributions'. Cellphones can be used for quality control and notifications.


The knowledge needed to make radical change happen is easily accessible by every cellphone in the world. Ignorance is now a conscious choice. A better way is to leverage best practices from all over the globe to restore dignity to a core human need. All that is needed is the local will to make this happen.

Who could implement this?

  • Local entrepreneur
  • Multinational company
  • Large NGO
  • Government
  • I would!
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ATTACHMENTS

johan-van-lengen-bason-ecological-toilet-design-1.pdf

Johan van Lengen Bason Ecological Toilet Design

ecological-toilets.pdf

Ecological Toilets

pour-flush-toilets-with-biogas-plant.pdf

Pour-flush toilets with biogas plant

biodigesters-in-ecological-farming-systems.pdf

Biodigesters in ecological farming systems

biogas-sanitation.pdf

Biogas sanitation

compendium-of-sanitation-systems-and-technologies.pdf

Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

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Here's a link to a dutch organization supporting biogas and biofuels development that is "pro poor" in many places all over the world.http://www.snvworld.org/en/ourwork/Pages/Renewable%20Energy.aspx

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