What are EcoToilets?
EcoToilets are an all-in-one WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) stations. EcoToilets have been built in rural Philippines and Nepal to improve access to safe sanitation. These were made possible through partnerships with HELP International, RipplAffect & ADRA Nepal.
Did you know...
Around 50 million families worldwide 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).
10.8 million people in Nepal do not have access to improved sanitation, and 3.5 million do not have access to basic water services (UNICEF).
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).
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:
What is in the EcoToilet WASH Station?
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.