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EcoToilets

What are EcoToilets?

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EcoToilets are an all-in-one WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) stations.  Through a partnership with HELP International in 2021, Project Propel aims to provide EcoToilets to 15 indigenous communities in the Philippines.

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Did you know...

  • Around 5 million people in the Philippines lack access to clean water​ (water.org).

  • Around 50 million families do not have access to safe sanitation services (Unicef).

  • Around 24 million people use limited/unimproved toilets or none at all (Unicef).

  • 1.8 million people worldwide die each year because of diarrhea (DOH).

  • In the Philippines, FWBDs (Food and Waterborne diseases) are among the most common causes of diarrhea which is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the country (DOH).

  • FWBDs can be prevented by improving access to clean water and safe sanitation services (DOH).

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.  Project Propel through the EcoToilets works towards achieving the following SDGs:

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What is in the EcoToilet WASH Station?

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COMPOSTING TOILET

The EcoToilets  use the Swedish-designed waterless, low-maintenance, and odor-free Clivus Multrum composting toilet design.  The Clivus toilet is specially designed to safely decompose human waste, turning it into organic fertilizer after one year.  The Clivus Multrum design is long-lasting and environmentally sustainable! Read more here.

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HANDWASHING STATION

Each EcoToilet WASH Station has a rainwater collection system that provides water for a handwashing station.  

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WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

The rainwater collection system is also tapped to direct water to a Sawyer Water Filter, making it safe for drinking.  Read more about the water filters here.

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SOLAR LIGHTING

Each EcoToilet WASH Station is equipped with solar lighting to ensure the safety of its users.