Peepoo är den personliga toaletten som förhindrar förorening med avföring i miljön
Today, more than 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. At this moment, 40% of the world’s population lack access to even the simplest latrine.
Peepoo is a personal, single-use, self-sanitising, fully biodegradable toilet that prevents faeces from contaminating the immediate area as well as the surrounding ecosystem. After use, Peepoo turns into valuable fertiliser that can improve livelihoods and increase food security.
Peepoople was formed to develop, produce and distribute the Peepoo. The mission of Peepoople is that all people who so desire shall have access to dignified and hygienic sanitation. Peepoople AB was founded in 2006 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Peepoople’s long-term goal is to provide 150 million people daily with sanitation.
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The lack of sanitation creates tremendous problems worldwide including environmental pollution, great social problems and unsafe surroundings, as well as greatly increasing the outbreak of lethal epidemic diseases such as cholera.
Without toilets, individuals and their environment are at risk from contamination of fresh water and ground water. That’s because human faeces contain infectious and often deadly pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, worms and parasites. Women, adolescent girls and children are the most vulnerable group suffering from lack of basic sanitation in several ways. One child dies every 15 seconds due to contaminated water from human excreta.
Peepoo moves away from hard, fixed structures to a soft approach to sanitation and excreta management. It opens up new possibilities for different local service systems to establish themselves. After use, Peepoo offers value as fertiliser, which enables collection and disposal systems to arise – formally or informally, privately or publicly, small-scale or large-scale. These systems can evolve over time, slowly or quickly, according to local circumstances.
Because Peepoo offers a clean, hygienic way of excreta management, the stigma normally connected with this service is eliminated. As a result, Peepoo has the capacity to work as a development strategy on different levels.
Peepoos are now sold, used and collected, currently serving more than 4,500 people in Silanga village of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, inlcuding more than 20 schools. Kibera is one of the largest informal settlements in Africa, Peepoople are now also building long-term collaborations/partnerships with the aim of making a real difference in saving lives and mitigating suffering after disaster strikes through rapid and widespread implementation of the Peepoo sanitation model in the affected communities.